Tower Hamlets is now back in the hands of democratic control. No thanks to central government or the Metropolitan police, who stood by and did absolutely nothing in 2014 as shameless crook Rahman's thugs intimidated voters at polling stations, stuffed ballot boxes with phantom votes, registered dozens of fake voters to empty letterboxes, threatened and intimidated Moslems and used every venal, corrupt and filthy trick native to Bangladeshi politics to steal the election. Yes, correct; neither the police, nor the Cabinet Office, nor all the officials at the DCLG raised a finger to prevent it, spoke a word to condemn it or did a thing to correct it.
In the end it was four ordinary and courageous electors of the borough of Tower Hamlets who galvanised a court hearing that exposed all bent Rahman's crookedness.
The Met Commissioner, his borough Commander and the permanent secretary at the DCLG should hang their heads in shame at their most grievous official failure.