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Lutfur Rahman

Lutfur Rahman, Mayor of Tower Hamlets

"I am delighted to be the first directly elected mayor of Tower Hamlets.

I want to do the very best for our borough; to build a borough we can all be proud of and I extend my hand to work with you, the borough’s residents, to achieve this.

I take immense pride in being the first mayor of Tower Hamlets and I’m keen to tackle some of the big issues we face in order to improve the quality of life for everyone who lives and works in the borough.

I know I take up this post during some of the most challenging financial times this country has faced. I know the cuts from central government will not be kind to us and we have already agreed that we will have to find at least £75 million in savings over the next three years. I am determined to make sure that we cut waste, not frontline services.

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.

However, as mayor I also represent and champion Tower Hamlets on issues that go beyond the immediate powers of the council.

On this site you will see the five key priorities that I will concentrate on throughout my term as mayor. These are the issues that the people of Tower Hamlets have told me were the highest on their list of priorities: affordable housing, a focus on improving education, community safety, keeping the borough clean and supporting our residents to find work.

I want to deliver these ambitions for our borough by working with you. I will listen to your views about how we can make our borough better and I am committed absolutely to tackling inequality and injustice.

I want to serve everyone in the borough, regardless of race, religion or creed.

Whatever part of the community you belong to I want you to work with me to achieve what must be our shared goal – to make Tower Hamlets a 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