Haringey: Labour councillor resists resignation calls after praising antisemitism row MP

A cabinet member of Haringey’s Labour Council has defied calls to step down from his role prompted by his claim that recent defections by Labour MPs had “nothing to do with antisemitism” and criticising the suspension of Chris Williamson MP for saying that his party has been “too apologetic” over the issue. Noah Tucker, who […]

Haringey: Labour chief whip upbraids ‘unprofessional’ councillors for ‘bullying’, ‘barking’ and ‘bad mouthing’

On New Year’s Eve, Haringey Council leader Joe Ejiofor sacked two members of his cabinet, citing difficulties with getting his top team “to work closely together”. It now seems the chief whip of the Labour Group as a whole has his own concerns about comradely cohesion. On Sunday morning, Labour Group chief whip Gideon Bull […]

Haringey: Planning committee faces crunch over Wood Green redevelopment plans

A special meeting of Haringey Council’s planning sub-committee will take place on Monday night with the entire agenda deemed confidential under the Local Government Act 1972. What’s going on? Behind closed civic centre doors, the matter to be debated provides a snapshot of key London housing story issues – affordability, viability, profit versus social housing – […]

Haringey: Seven Sisters compulsory purchase order gets government go ahead

Haringey Council has said a major redevelopment scheme in Seven Sisters entailing the demolition of its indoor market known as the Latin Village will go ahead following the government’s recommendation that its compulsory purchase order (CPO) relating to land in the area be confirmed. Council leader Joseph Ejiofor said in a statement: “The decision means […]

Haringey: sacked cabinet members claim council leader disliked being challenged over policies

The two Haringey councillors sacked by their leader from his cabinet in the run-up to New Year have claimed they were punished for taking issue with policy directions they had concerns about, and one has denied apparent suggestions that she leaked sensitive documents about the council’s relationship with Tottenham Hotspur Football Club to the media. […]

Haringey: ‘Corbyn Council’ leader sacks cabinet members amid anger over media leaks

Haringey Council leader Joseph Ejiofor has sacked two senior members of his cabinet, saying in a message to “comrades” that the changes were needed in order to build “a cabinet team able to work closely together to deliver our manifesto”. Councillors Zena Brabazon and Peray Ahmet were removed from their posts in the run-up to […]

Haringey: Labour retains West Green ward seat despite big swing to Lib Dems

Not many council by-elections, particularly those in wards that are safe seats for one party or another, attract much national publicity. Yesterday’s by-election in Haringey’s West Green ward is an exception. The circumstances in which the vacancy arose were noteworthy, as is the identity of the departing councillor. Ishmael Osamor was a young politician who might […]

Haringey: Bid to have no-ballot demolition of Broadwater Farm blocks reconsidered fails

A last-ditch attempt to prevent the controversial demolition of two housing blocks on Tottenham’s Broadwater Farm estate without a prior ballot of residents has been rejected by Haringey Council’s scrutiny committee. The opposition Liberal Democrat group had “called in” the council’s November decision to go ahead with demolishing the two blocks because of health and […]