Newham councillor suspended from Labour Party

Cllr Rohima Rahman

Cllr Rohima Rahman - Credit: Archant

An Upton Park councillor has been suspended from the Labour Party.

Cllr Rohima Rahman, who represents the Green Street East ward, was placed “in administrative suspension” according to a letter sent to Newham Labour Party members and seen by the Recorder.

In the letter, sent out by Labour party secretary Cllr Susan Masters, it states that despite the suspension Cllr Rahman will “continue in her role as a Newham Councillor” and will still be able to attend Labour branch meetings.

But it adds that “for the time being”, she will no longer be part of group communications nor attend East Ham CLP (Constituency Labour Party) meetings.

There is no indication as to when the suspension will be lifted or why it has been imposed.

A council spokeswoman said: “Responsibilities for the Mayoral Adviser for Community Care and Personal Assistance have been transferred to Cllr Clive Furness, Mayoral Advisor for Adults and Health.”

The reason behind the councillor’s suspension remains unclear.

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Cllr Rahman told the Recorder that it was a “personal matter” and declined to make a comment. The Newham Labour Party has been approached for a statement.