Earlier this week we were the first to report that Labour Party HQ had overturned the official result of the Tower Hamlets Mayoral selection won by Luftar Rahman.
The newly installed Labour candidate Helal Abbas, the current leader of Tower Hamlets Council came third in the original ballot. What the second place Labour candidate John Biggs, who should have rightly claimed the place of the recently deposed Rahman, makes of this one can only guess.
Yesterday, Mr Rahman registered his papers intending to stand as an independent candidate.
The other candidates in this contest are the Lib Dem’s John Griffiths and the Conservative’s Neil King.