Haringey: Council leader makes hard-hitting defence of Latin Village regeneration plans

Embattled Haringey Council leader Joseph Ejiofor has hit back at critics of council-backed plans to redevelop the Wards Corner site in south Tottenham. In a lengthy statement published on the council website, Ejiofor, who sits on Momentum’s national coordinating group, hits out at “myths and falsehoods” about threats to the “Latin Village” indoor market currently […]

Haringey: Labour members call for ‘working-class section’ in bid to regain power

Members of a Labour Party branch in north London want to create a special grouping within Labour for working-class people in order to help the party form a national government. An invitation to join the project circulated before the Crouch End ward’s regular branch meeting scheduled for tomorrow (4 February) says that although “the middle-classes […]

Sadiq Khan takes violent crime issue head on at Haringey Peoples’ Question Time

London Mayor Sadiq Khan put reducing violent crime at the forefront of his bid to win a second term at City Hall, with a strident defence of his current policies at last night’s People’s Question Time event in Haringey. Khan, who has been criticised by rivals for his response to a rising murder rate and […]

Haringey: Seven Sisters Latin Village traders legal challenge dismissed by judge as unrealistic

A legal challenge to prevent the redevelopment of a Latin American indoor market in Seven Sisters was today defeated at the High Court, when a judge upheld approval of a Compulsory Purchase Order for the site the market occupies. Traders from the Latin Village, as it is known, had claimed that the now former communities […]

Haringey: Wood Green redevelopment plan blocked by councillors wins backing at planning appeal

A government planning inspector has backed a major retail and 121-home development in Wood Green after Haringey Council dropped its objection to the level of affordable housing on the site. The three to nine floor development on the site of the former Marks and Spencer store on Wood Green High Road, which closed its doors […]

Haringey: Housing, community and compromise on the St Ann’s NHS site

City Hall plans for hundred of new homes on former NHS land in south Tottenham are moving ahead, but with only two cheers from residents campaigning for community-led affordable housing on the site. Mayor Khan this month launched a call for a development partner for the St Ann’s hospital site, stipulating that a minimum of […]

Is Haringey leader Joe Ejiofor hoping to become MP for Vauxhall?

There’s lots of chat and speculation about who will become Labour’s candidate for the Vauxhall parliamentary constituency and therefore the likely successor to the outgoing Kate Hoey as its MP. According to one Labour contact in Lambeth “the world and his wife” are after seat, which Hoey retained at the 2017 general election with a […]

Haringey: Labour investigates alleged ‘Shylock’ remark by council cabinet member to Jewish colleague

The Labour Party is investigating a member of Haringey Council’s cabinet after the council’s deputy leader complained that he had made an antisemitic remark to her. Gideon Bull, who is Haringey’s cabinet member for local investment and economic growth, is said to have commented on the stance of Zena Brabazon towards a controversial housing scheme […]