While many CLP’s have been able to have a bit of a break from full-on campaigning since the General Election, in Tower Hamlets the activists haven’t stopped.
After Rushanara Ali’s triumphant win in Bethnal Green & Bow, there was then a referendum on whether to have an elected mayor. The people said yes, so then followed the mayoral election itself.
However, the winning candidate for mayor was also a serving councillor. He resigned, so there is now a by-election in the Spitalfields ward, and the activists are back out on the streets again.
I joined them this morning for a spot of door-knocking, and I have to say, despite the gruelling timetable, they’re all in surprisingly good spirits.
Come and help in the final push to polling day on 16th December. This week the team is meeting at the following places and times:
Sun 21st November, 14:30 – Whitechapel Art Gallery, Whitechapel High Street
Mon 22st November – Thu 25th November, 18:00 – Whitechapel Art Gallery
Fri 26th November, 18:00 – Shoreditch High Street Station