Lutfur Rahman, the politician who was three times barred by the Labour Party from its shortlist for the powerful elected mayoralty of Tower Hamlets, is today back on the list after a legal challenge.

Lutfur had been kept off the list amid deep concerns over four things:

* His links with the Islamic Forum of Europe, a group which wants to replace secular democratic government with Islamic government under sharia law.

Read the complete original version of this item...