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 Weavers ward, where you have 13 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.

Ed Long, Liberal Democrats

This candidate is supporting the pledge

Their comments: If elected, I can confirm that I would vote to double council tax on empty properties in the borough. Ending the scandal of empty homes is one of the key priorities in our local manifesto, and our national party policy supports giving councils greater powers to levy and enforce penalties on owners of properties left empty long term.
Ify Okoli, Liberal Democrats

This candidate is supporting the pledge

Elliott Weaver, Conservative and Unionist Party

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

Chris Smith, Green Party

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

John Paul Pierce, Labour Party

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

Abdul Mukit, Labour Party

Hasn't been sent the pledge yet

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Andrew Fernandez, Green Party

Hasn't been sent the pledge yet

We don't have an email address for this candidate.
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Halima Shopna, People's Alliance of Tower Hamlets

Hasn't been sent the pledge yet

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Mohammed Elaahi, Aspire

Hasn't been sent the pledge yet

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Mohammed Hussain, Aspire

Hasn't been sent the pledge yet

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Philip Baldwin, Conservative and Unionist Party

Hasn't been sent the pledge yet

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Spencer Wood, Renew

Hasn't been sent the pledge yet

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Taj Uddin, People's Alliance of Tower Hamlets

Hasn't been sent the pledge yet

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