Biography – Mayor Lutfur Rahman
Lutfur Rahman is the first directly elected Mayor of Tower
Hamlets Council and a solicitor by profession, specialising in
family law. He is a member of the Law Society and Law Society
Advanced Children’s Law Panel.
Lutfur Rahman has been a Councillor for the Spitalfields and
Banglatown ward of Tower Hamlets since May 2002. He was appointed
Chair of the Development Panel in May 2002 and was the Lead Member
for Education and Youth Services, 2003-2005. He has also been the
Lead Member for Culture. He was Leader of the Council from May
2008 to May 2010.
Lutfur was a founding member of the Phoenix Youth Project and
the Bow Community School (1982-86), founding member and first
treasurer (1990) of Keen Students School (KSS) and trustee of Tower
Hamlets and Canary Wharf Education Trust (2003-05).
He was a member and general secretary of Community Alliance for
Police Accountability (CAPA) in 1988 and a member and chairman
of Tower Hamlets Law Centre from 1996-2001.
Lutfur Rahman was a Board member of the Poplar and Leaside
Regeneration Project (SRB6) (2001-2002) and since 2001 has been a
Non-Executive Director for the Board of Barts & The Royal
London NHS Trust.