Lewis Baston: By-election double for Labour in Haringey

Two of the three borough by-elections scheduled in London during the week of the Conservative conference took place in Labour-controlled Haringey yesterday – a Wednesday rather than the customary Thursday in deference to the Jewish holiday of Hoshana Rabbah. The third, in Lambeth, is taking place today. The Haringey vacancies arose due to previously-elected Labour […]

Haringey: Report on council property deals during ‘toxic’ post-2018 administration will go to police

A “damning” report into Haringey Council’s past property deals that suggests key information could have been leaked to a developer will be handed to the police. The independent report, commissioned in response to allegations over a string of high-profile transactions, found information on development sites could have been passed to a developer by a representative […]

Haringey: Setbacks for Momentum in Labour council candidate selections

A month ago David Mason was warning fellow members of Hornsey & Wood Green Labour they still needed to learn the lessons of the party’s antisemitism crisis and turn away from the “bitter factionalism of the recent past”. Now the Muswell Hill rabbi is celebrating selection as a Labour candidate in Haringey’s Crouch End ward, […]

Haringey: Scrutiny panel urges cautious council approach to Seven Sisters market ‘community plan’

A cross-party group of Haringey councillors has advised the council to play a conciliatory role in shaping the future of the Seven Sisters indoor market – known to some as the “Latin Village” – and take a cautious approach to providing any financial support for a so-called “community plan” devised by some of the market’s […]

Haringey: Council deputy leader de-selected by Momentum supporters

Haringey Council deputy leader Mike Hakata has been deselected as a Labour candidate for the May local elections – a decision which has provoked unprecedented anger from borough residents. His 41 to 34 ousting by members in the St Ann’s ward in south Tottenham is the latest twist in a fractious selection process which has […]

Haringey: Former ‘Corbyn council’ leader barred by Labour from seeking re-election

Former Haringey Council leader Joseph Ejiofor, figurehead of what was dubbed the “Corbyn Council”, has been barred by the Labour Party from standing in May’s council elections. The move came just hours before Labour began selecting candidates for May’s borough elections today, with Ejiofor’s appeal against the decision having been rejected on Saturday. “The London […]

Haringey: Council decides to change Black Boy Lane street name

Haringey Council has pushed through a name change for Black Boy Lane in south Tottenham after some 20 months of deliberation, despite residents opposing the move by a margin of more than eight to one. It will now be called La Rose Lane after John La Rose, activist and founder in 1966 of Haringey’s New Beacon […]