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 […]

Haringey: It’s not so easy to rename Black Boy Lane

It’s a typical north London street of late Victorian two-storey terraced homes put up as the railway arrived with a small park and a primary school at one end and prices now heading towards £600,000 for a three-bed house, according to some estimates. Typical except for its name – Black Boy Lane. Despite periodic concerns […]

Haringey: The rancorous referendum of the Love Lane estate

Sadiq Khan’s introduction of referendums into the often-fraught issue of estate regeneration was welcomed by some and questioned by others. Those most strongly in favour were often Green, Corbyn Left and other housing activists, who perhaps anticipated that council and housing association tenants would rise up against alleged “social cleansing” and reject redevelopment plans. Others […]