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Lutfur Rahman insists he's "not broken" as he appeals for donations

Lutfur Rahman has addressed a rally of his supporters Photo: David Parry/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Former Tower Hamlets Mayor Lutfur Rahman, who was sacked last week for electoral fraud, has told a rally of his supporters that he's "not broken". He circulated donation slips so that the audience of one thousand plus could help him pay his legal fees.

He announced that the Tower Hamlets First candidate for the upcoming rerun of the mayoral election would be Rabina Khan. In a speech she said Lutfur Rahman has supported her, giving her "the confidence and faith that I could do it as a woman." She insisted she was not Rahman's "puppet".

Last year's election was declared void after a judge ruled that Rahman's supporters had intimidated voters Credit: Yui Mok/PA Archive/Press Association Images

The mayoral election is due to be rerun on May the 11th.