Lutfur 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
I will continue to work hard to both deliver
services for all and protect the most vulnerable people in our
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
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
You can contact Mayor Lutfur Rahman
Executive Support Office
Town Hall, Mulberry Place
5 Clove Crescent
Tel: 020 7364 4993