Aspire 1, Independent 1 (sits in the Conservative group). Inner east London; from Bethnal Green, Spitalfields and Wapping to Bow, Poplar and the Isle of Dogs. The population includes a very large proportion from Bangladeshi backgrounds. Controversial directly-elected Mayor Lutfur Rahman had his election overturned in April 2015 and John Biggs has held the post since then.
A referendum in May 2021 decided to retain the directly-elected Mayor system.
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