The Council’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) took place on Wednesday 25 May 2022. The meeting decided the borough’s new Speaker, Deputy, Cabinet members and key members.
Councillor Shafi Ahmed, who represents Whitechapel ward was elected the new Speaker of Tower Hamlets. In response Ahmed said, ‘I’m so proud to have been elected to serve as the borough’s first citizen and look forward to meeting people and organisations across Tower Hamlets in the year ahead’. Ahmed has chosen to support young people with autism as the theme for his official charity.
Shadwell ward representative Councillor Harun Miah was elected Deputy Speaker.
Mayor of Tower Hamlets, Lutfur Rahman formally announced the names of the nine councillors who will serves his new cabinet. Rahman said, ‘I’m delighted to confirm my new Cabinet and Deputy Mayor and look forward to working alongside my executive team to deliver on the pledges we have made to the people of the borough’.
Rahman’s cabinet is as follows:
Statutory Deputy Mayor and Cabinet Member for Education and Lifelong Learning – Councillor Maium Talukdar
Resources and the Cost of Living – Councillor Saied Ahmed
Regeneration, Inclusive Development and Housebuilding – Councillor Kabir Ahmed
Safer Communities – Councillor Ohid Ahmed
Environment and the Climate Emergency – Councillor Kabir Hussain
Health, Wellbeing and Social Care – Councillor Gulam Kibria Choudhury
Jobs, Skills and Growth – Councillor Abu Talha Chowdhury
Equalities and Social Inclusion – Councillor Suluk Ahmed
Culture and Recreation – Councillor Iqbal Hossain