Resurgent Lib Dems Field Full Team of Candidates in Tower Hamlets


Tower Hamlets Liberal Democrats, led by Mayoral Candidate Elaine Bagshaw, have submitted a full slate of candidates for the upcoming local elections on May 3rd -and will be competing every single seat. 

On May 3rd Tower Hamlets residents will go to the polls to elect 45 Councillors across 20 Wards, and a Mayor for the Borough. For the first time since 2010 the Liberal Democrats in Tower Hamlets are running a full slate of candidates – competing every single seat.

The party has seen its vote and vote share increase in Tower Hamlets in every single election since the 2015 Mayoral Election. In last year’s General Election the party got its best ever vote in Poplar and Limehouse, contested by Elaine Bagshaw.

Commenting, Elaine Bagshaw said: “The Lib Dems are back and we’re ready to run this Borough again. I’m delighted that we’re fighting every Council seat across Tower Hamlets.

“People have been let down for too long by those running this borough. There’s now a real opportunity to change that”.

The Liberal Democrats have seen considerable growth in their membership nationally and locally. Nationally the party boasts over 100,000 members, and the Tower Hamlets party has seen its membership grow from 120 to just under 700 between 2014–2017.

Ed Long, Chair of the Tower Hamlets Liberal Democrats said: “We’ve spoken to thousands of local people across the Borough in the last four years. What we’ve heard time and again is that people want an end to factional and corrupt local politics and for their concerns over housing, Brexit and crime to be taken seriously.

Residents are looking for change and we are offering them the chance to vote for one”.

The party is running on a Six to Fix platform in May’s elections, which you can read about here. Details on Candidates can also be found here. 


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