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Labour selects think tank chief as Duncan Smith challenger in Chingford

Labour Party members in the Chingford and Woodford Green constituency have chosen think tank director Faiza Shaheen as their parliamentary candidate to challenge local Conservative MP Iain Duncan Smith at the next election. Shaheen, who […]

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Westminster to proceed with Oxford Street plans without Transport for London cash

Westminster Council is to start work on its alternative to pedestrianising Oxford Street without using £400,000 from Transport for London (TfL) it had initially earmarked towards the cost, following objections from London Mayor Sadiq Khan. A budget of […]

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Haringey: ‘Corbyn Council’ housing goals at risk if it scraps Lendlease development deal

Haringey’s new Labour-run council could miss its house building targets, damage its own finances and possibly face legal action if it ditches plans to form a property development company formulated by the previous Labour administration, according to […]

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Mayor’s transport deputy demands TfL control of Govia Thameslink ‘crisis’ rail franchise

Sadiq Khan’s new deputy mayor for transport has demanded urgent talks with the government with a view to bringing parts of the troubled Govia Thameslink (GTR) rail franchise under Transport for London’s control within two years. […]

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Southwark councillor demands public apology from Haringey cabinet member for ‘lying’ about estate regeneration plans

The credibility of the new and very different Labour administration running Haringey since the 3 May elections depends on its demonstrating a high degree of competence, both in the eyes of local residents and of fellow […]

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London Labour: Corbynites collide in contest to eject Iain Duncan Smith from Chingford

If Conservatives in their totemic parliamentary seat of Chingford and Woodford Green have been fretting about the erosion of Iain Duncan Smith’s majority to less than 2,500 votes, they might be heartened by indications that […]

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Haringey: housing activists to lobby ‘Corbyn council’ over Broadwater Farm demolition plans

Housing campaigners who brought about the recent election of a Labour council in Haringey led by members of the Corbynite Momentum pressure group has announced that it will lobby the first meeting of the new council’s cabinet over its […]

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Londoners want more housebuilding but wary of Green Belt development and high-rise, says new survey

A majority Londoners support the principle of new housebuilding in their local neighbourhoods, but many don’t accept that using Green Belt land or constructing more high-rise flats are necessary to achieve this, according to a new opinion […]

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Haringey: ‘Corbyn Council’ set to demolish unsafe homes on Broadwater Farm estate

The Labour local authority elected following the Momentum-led removal of previous councillors who had backed regeneration plans involving the future redevelopment of the Broadwater Farm estate in Tottenham is set to sanction the demolition of two […]

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Haringey: Labour branch rebukes Sadiq Khan over NHS devolution deal

Health professionals in the capital and politicians from across the party spectrum have long argued that the NHS would serve the city’s people better if more control of it was devolved to London level. Sadiq Khan […]