Tower Hamlets counting three days after polls closed

Police officers were present at Tower Hamlets polling stations as part of crackdown on voter intimidation and fraud. Credit: PA

An East End London borough has still not completed its council election count more than three days after polls closed.

Electoral chiefs at Tower Hamlets suspended their operations at around 3am today until Monday daytime.

Recounts have been taking place at Bromley South ward.

The provisional council line-up shows Tower Hamlets First Group - backing re-elected mayor Lutfur Rahman - and Labour on 18 seats each. There are four Tories and no party has overall control.

Even when the Bromley result is resolved the councillors' team will not be complete.

There will still be three vacancies in Blackwall and Cubitt Town where the election was postponed after a candidate's death.

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