Commenting on the fact that Tower Hamlets Council will launch an investigation into Apsana Begum (the Labour Parliamentary Candidate for Poplar & Limehouse), Andrew Cregan – the Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Candidate for Poplar & Limehouse – said:
“Poplar & Limehouse residents are already very concerned that the Labour Party has put forward a hard-left candidate whose only experience in politics appears to be as an adviser to Lutfur Rahman, the disgraced and corrupt former Mayor of Tower Hamlets removed from office by the High Court.
But now we hear that Apsana Begum may also be personally involved in corruption, with a probe launched into the extremely suspicious circumstances of how she leapt to the top of an 18,000-strong housing list.
It is illustrative of the complacency of the Labour Party that takes the votes of East Londoners for granted yet fails to deliver for our communities.”
Andrew Cregan was appointed by the Liberal Democrats as Parliamentary Candidate for Poplar & Limehouse in September. He served for four years as a Councillor for Island Gardens, joining the Liberal Democrats in 2017 after being dismayed over Labour's ambiguity on Brexit.
As a Liberal Democrat Councillor Andrew challenged the Council on its preparedness for Brexit, and defended important community assets, including pubs and heritage buildings, to valued institutions such as the Tower Hamlets Youth Sports Foundation and Raines Hall.
The Labour Party Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for Poplar & Limehouse, Apsana Begum, 29, is facing an investigation over whether she wrongly secured a riverside council flat worth £330,000. She was awarded the property just months after moving out of her estranged husband’s home and questions are being asked over how she leapt to the top of an 18,000-strong housing list, despite having no children. Read more here.