I became mayor of London’s Tower Hamlets in May 2022. In seven months, I have put local services under public control, given money to poor high school students to continue their education, and proven that austerity is a political choice.
Lutfur Rahman is the mayor of Tower Hamlets.
In London’s poorest borough, I ran as an open socialist against the Labour Party to become mayor — and I won. Despite Labour’s conservative turn, the Left can win like I did: by going on the offensive.