Tower Hamlets Borough Council has 1,170 empty homes

In October 2017, there were 1,170 unfurnished and empty homes in Tower Hamlets Borough Council, of which 65 had been empty for longer than 2 years.

What your candidates say about empty homes

You'll be voting on 3 May in St Katharine's & Wapping ward, where you have 10 candidates to choose from.

We emailed candidates to ask: If elected, will you vote to double council tax on empty homes in Tower Hamlets Borough Council, and work to end the scandal of properties being left empty? Here's what they said.

Robert Crowston, Green Party

This candidate is supporting the pledge

Stephen O'Shea, Liberal Democrats

This candidate is supporting the pledge

Their comments: I am happy to support this important tool to address the housing crisis. Increasing council tax for unoccupied properties was part of the Liberal Democrat 2015 election manifesto, and one of our main housing priorities for this election is to bring the 559 empty homes in Tower Hamlets back into use.
Denise Jones, Labour Party

Has been sent the pledge, but hasn't replied yet

Abdal Ullah, Labour Party

Hasn't been sent the pledge yet

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Altab Miah, Aspire

Hasn't been sent the pledge yet

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Kirsty Finlayson, Conservative and Unionist Party

Hasn't been sent the pledge yet

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Marie Elizabeth Cahill, Liberal Democrats

Hasn't been sent the pledge yet

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Masuma Begum, People's Alliance of Tower Hamlets

Hasn't been sent the pledge yet

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Mohammad Abdullah Al Mamun, Aspire

Hasn't been sent the pledge yet

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Neil King, Conservative and Unionist Party

Hasn't been sent the pledge yet

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Candidate names and information from Democracy Club.

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Where and how to vote

You can vote between 7am and 10pm on Thursday 3 May 2018 at your local polling station. You don't need to take your polling card with you, or any ID. Find your polling station.