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Kate Hoey deselection moves bring Labour’s national faction fight to Lambeth

Kate Hoey, the famously Eurosceptic Labour MP for Vauxhall, has said she is “quite relaxed” about moves to deselect her after she voted with the government over Brexit. But many local activists believe she is on her way […]

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Islington: senior member of Jeremy Corbyn’s constituency party resigns over ‘tolerance’ of antisemitism

A senior member of Jeremy Corbyn’s Islington North Constituency Labour Party has resigned over what he describes as the Labour leader’s “often tolerant” attitude towards antisemitism, claiming that the party has become “somewhere where antisemites feel […]

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Haringey threatened with legal action over ‘loss of profits and costs’ arising from HDV rejection

Regeneration giant Lendlease has told Haringey’s new Labour council that abandoning the joint venture company it had been close to forming with the previous Labour administration would expose it to “a significant loss of profits claim” and a further […]

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Haringey Labour cabinet pulls plug on previous administration’s development vehicle plan

Haringey’s newly-formed Labour administration has confirmed that it will abandon its predecessor’s plan to form a joint venture company with a major regeneration specialist with a view to redeveloping council-owned land and increasing housing supply. In keeping with an […]

Analysis

Greenwich councillors block 1,000 new homes. How will Sadiq Khan respond?

The newly-formed planning committee of Labour-run Greenwich Council decided recently to block two housing schemes in the borough which between them would have produced over 1,000 new homes and both of which reached Sadiq Khan’s 35% […]

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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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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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Corbynism is making London’s housing problems worse

Earlier this year, shadow housing secretary John Healey produced proposals for addressing the nation’s housing problems that were described by the excellent Jules Birch at Inside Housing as “the most comprehensive plan for affordable housing […]

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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 […]