The rule of law has triumphed today and local democracy has been preserved. Local people in Tower Hamlets can now have faith that if corruption and fraud occurs it will be challenged. The former mayor’s behaviour was a disgrace and completely unacceptable in our Town Hall. Corruption of any kind must never be tolerated in a democratic society. As the party of community empowerment we support the right to bring the action and believe that community empowerment has been demonstrated by voters.
Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Candidate for Poplar & Limehouse Elaine Bagshaw said: “Community politics and cohesion is central to a liberal society, so as Liberal Democrats we will be working in the by-election that will now happen to unite our community so that we can move forward and build a stronger economy and a fairer society in Tower Hamlets.”