Cllr Rachael Saunders standing to be Labour candidate for Mayor of Tower Hamlets

I announced today that I will be standing to be the Labour candidate for Mayor of Tower Hamlets.

My press statement is below:

“Tower Hamlets has the highest rates of child poverty in the UK but is the borough with the greatest growth potential in London.

When we face such huge challenges but have a community of such extraordinary potential we need a Mayor who will lead for the whole of Tower Hamlets and focus on getting our people into work.

I have a track record of delivering for local people, whether stopping the current Mayor’s cuts of 75% to welfare advice services in my ward, securing a new children’s centre in Mile End East or leading our local fight to protect the NHS. With my professional background in business, charities and the trade union movement I know what it takes to bring people together to get things done.

Our community deserves better than the cronyism and incompetence we’ve had from the Town Hall recently – it’s time to move Tower Hamlets forward.