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Time To Go for Convicted Benefit Fraudster Shelina Akhtar

Convicted and jailed benefit fraudster still hangs on to Tower Hamlets Council Seat Shelina Akhtar is a twice convicted benefit fraudster. In May 2010 she was elected to Tower Hamlets, giving an address in Spitalfields on her nomination papers. In fact she was actually the tenant of a property in Blackwall Way, which she was illegally subletting for £1,000 per month. Shortly after her election, when she used the name Akhtar, she instructed officers to change official documents to Aktar. This was just before she was first convicted for the first time under the name of Akhtar.

Swan Housing Questioned over Cllr Shelina Akhtar

There are serious questions to be answered that in a borough with 23,000 on the waiting list, how a healthy 32 year old was allocated this property when she already had plenty of living space at 37 Toynbee Street. Indeed, space could scarcely have been at a premium in 37 Toynbee Street, since she and her mother have been joined by four additional adults, all of whom are included on the electoral register.

Public life – Public Nuisance

Public Life, the former public toilet sold off in mysterious circumstances by the council on Commercial Street, has long blighted Christchurch Spitalfields and the most prominent thoroughfare in our area.Residents have been complaining about its flouting of licensing laws for many years. The Police raided the club before Christmas and found drugs all over the club including on the staff. Residents saw security staff on the door being led away in hand cuffs.

The Iron Lady

An evening with Maggie and a few pints of Veto Ale!

Bob Neill MP Minister for Local Government visits

At our Dinner on Thursday 13th October 2011, the Bethnal Green and Bow Conservative Association were joined by Bob Neill MP, Minister for Local Government, to talk about a range of issues affecting the London Borough of Tower Hamlets and the wider East End area.

THEOs given day off during riots

Zara Davis, Conservative councillor for Millwall, said: "These THEOs are supposed to be patrolling the streets and keeping us safe, but when looting and violence broke out, they were nowhere to be seen. It turns out that in the borough's moment of need, not a single THEO was on duty."

No Saturday Opening in Old Spitalfields Market

The Conservatives in response to residents complaints have been campaigning to stop Saturday trading in Old Spitalfields Market. Matt Smith wrote to the Advertiser expressing these concerns.

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A real picture of the violence and wanton destruction in our Borough

'The random and indiscriminate violence against businesses, households and the police witnessed across London last night is totally despicable and without excuse. It is pure criminality and an embarrassment for ordinary hardworking Londoners, and those responsible will feel the full force of the law in the coming days and weeks.

We want to thank and commend the police, fire brigade, local authorities and many local volunteers who have worked tirelessly throughout the last 48 hours to restore order, save property and life, and repair damage to local communities.