Supporters have always maintained Rahman was stitched up, now it seems residents agree
Lutfur Rahman – standing under the banner of his own ‘Aspire’ party – has defeated Labour’s ‘fire and re-hire’ candidate to win the mayoral role in London’s Tower Hamlets, just a year after completing a ban on standing for election for electoral fraud. Rahman came within a whisker of winning in the first round and duly completed his victory shortly afterward.
Rahman’s supporters have always insisted that he was the victim of a racism-fuelled stitch-up – the Met’s criminal investigation resulted in no charges and an investigation by the Tory government found no fraud at Rahman’s council – and now it seems Tower Hamlets residents agree in large numbers.
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