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Lutfur RahmanLutfur Rahman, Mayor of Tower Hamlets

"I am delighted and honoured to have been re-elected mayor of Tower Hamlets.

After the intensity and passion of the election campaign, the serious business of delivering excellent services and creating opportunity for all must continue. I want to harness that passion across the political spectrum so that we can work in unity for the good of our borough.

My record of the last four years fulfilled my promise as first elected mayor of Tower Hamlets to tackle some of the big issues we face to improve the quality of life for everyone. That involved building the highest amount of affordable housing in the country, introducing free school meals, providing education allowance and university bursaries and continuing free homecare.

I will continue to work hard to both deliver services for all and protect the most vulnerable people in our borough.

I first took up this post during some of the most challenging financial times this country has faced and the next four years will continue to be challenging financially. We will need to start a conversation about what services of the future will look like.

We will be exploring more creative partnerships with other public sector bodies, the voluntary sector and also businesses in our borough to deliver my manifesto commitments.

As mayor of Tower Hamlets I am directly accountable to you – local people. I am responsible for all Council services and developing the strategies to deliver them.

I also represent and champion Tower Hamlets on issues that go beyond the immediate powers of the council, including campaigning on Welfare Reforms.

On this site you will see the key priorities that I will concentrate on throughout my term as mayor. I want to deliver these ambitions for our borough by working with you and will listen to your views about how we can make our borough better.

I look forward to working with you to achieve our shared goal – making Tower Hamlets an even better place for all of us."

You can contact Mayor Lutfur Rahman at:

Executive Support Office
Town Hall, Mulberry Place
5 Clove Crescent
E14 2BG

Tel: 020 7364 4993