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Of the many odd characters who lurk in the world of Tower Hamlets politics, few are odder than Stuart Madewell, Lutfur’s candidate for St Katharine’s and Wapping.

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(He’s the guy on the Left.)

He used to be in charge of the Shadwell branch of the Labour party but fell out with Michael Keith a few years back. Since then, I’m not sure what he’s been up to.

I once bumped into him in Canary Wharf Waitrose where he was doing his weekly shop; he’s pleasant enough in person but when he hides behind his Twitter egg or Facebook account, it’s as if dark has descended.

So his latest outpourings on Facebook have a dollop of unintended irony about them.

Here:

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In January, Mayor Lutfur and the other party leaders signed the Tower Hamlets Local Election Protocol, which had been drawn up by the council, the Met Police and the Electoral Commission.

The protocol was an attempt to restore some dignity to election campaigns and to bring some transparency to the process.

I’ll quote from it:

Reasons for the Protocol 

2.1 It is recognised that recent elections in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets have generated a disproportionate number of issues compared to other London Boroughs. On occasion there has been a breakdown in trust between various individuals and organisations involved in the electoral process. The reputation of the Borough has been damaged and public confidence has potentially been affected

Campaign material 

8.1 Candidates and campaigners will not cause or allow to be published any material that misrepresents any person or includes slanderous or derogatory statements about another candidate at the election

Para 8.1 is pretty clear isn’t it?

So Peter Golds has today written to Lutfur to ask what he’s going to do about Stuart. Peter asks whether he will be sacked as a Tower Hamlets First candidate. But this might well make the collection compiled by journalist/Mile End resident John Rentoul: QTWAIN (Question to Which the Answer Is No).

Here’s Peter’s letter:

Dear Mr Rahman

Re: Stuart Madewell

Yesterday Stuart Madewell posted on a local blog the following:

  • “The Knights of the Ku Klux Klan (Wapping Chapter) are supporting the edict of the Grand Imperial Wizard Peter Golds.”

 I attach a hard copy of his contribution.

 You are quoted in a leaflet circulated in St Katharine’s and Wapping ward, a leaflet in which the ward name is spelt incorrectly no fewer than five times, as saying: 

  • “I’m proud that Stuart and….are part of my Tower Hamlets First Team.”      

As the political leader and head of the party in which Stuart Madewell is seeking election are you proud of a candidate that makes statements as offensive and absurd as that made by him?

Surely even Stuart Madewell is aware than on at least two grounds I would be one of the first to be lynched by an organisation, whose hierarchy he seems to know.

This kind of behaviour was supposed to have ceased in this borough, with the unveiling of the “Local Election Protocol” which you have signed. Section 8 states:

8.1 Candidates and campaigners will not cause or allow to be published any material that misrepresents any person or includes slanderous or derogatory statements about another candidate at the election.

Stuart Madewell has done exactly what your Party has said it will not do.

Over the past week UKIP has suspended three candidates in the local elections taking place nationwide for making malign staements.

You have just forty four candidates to manage. Will you be suspending Stuart Madewell as a member of your team?

If not, does this mean that you support his disgusting comments?

As we are in an election period I am afraid that hiding behind “human rights” or taxpayer funded lawyers will not enable you to avoid the actions of your “party.” For once an answer will be required.

The electorate of Tower Hamlets deserve to know whether you will come out and condemn the actions of this person?

Will you?

 

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