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London mayor: the housing policies of Gareth Thomas MP

This is the fifth in the series of articles about the housing policies of Labour’s mayoral candidates. Gareth Thomas on housing Gareth Thomas MP, who retained his Harrow West seat at the 2015 Election despite the outer north London swing … Continue reading

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London mayor: the housing policies of David Lammy MP

This is the fourth in a series of six articles on the housing policies of each of the shortlisted mayoral candidates. David Lammy on housing As an early declared candidate for mayor, and to his credit, David Lammy, the MP … Continue reading

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Labour MP acts against unfit homes

If you ask someone in the street ‘should residential accommodation be fit for human habitation?’ the answer in all probability will be ‘of course’. The question has a certain logical consistency. If you decide something is ‘unfit for human habitation’ … Continue reading

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London mayor: the housing policies of Sadiq Khan MP

London Labour Housing Group has organised a Housing Hustings on July 2 to enable Labour Party members and registered supporters to quiz the candidates for the Labour nomination on housing. It will be chaired by Dave Hill of the Guardian. … Continue reading

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The economic and fiscal case for social rented housing is unanswerable

SHOUT, the campaign for social rented homes, has stolen a march (together with the National Federation of ALMOs) by commissioning the global macroeconomic research company Capital Economics to undertake independent research into the fiscal and economic case for building 100,000 … Continue reading

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London mayor: the housing policies of Dame Tessa Jowell

London Labour Housing Group has organised a Housing Hustings on July 2 to enable Labour Party members and registered supporters to quiz the candidates for the Labour nomination on housing. It will be chaired by Dave Hill of the Guardian. … Continue reading

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London mayor: The housing policies of Diane Abbott MP

London Labour Housing Group has organised a Housing Hustings on July 2 to enable Labour Party members and registered supporters to quiz the candidates for the Labour nomination on housing. It will be chaired by Dave Hill of the Guardian. … Continue reading

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Housing will dominate the London Labour mayoral selection race

In my view the London Mayoral selection race is generating a higher quality and more interesting debate than the national debate about why Labour lost and the future leadership. As national candidates take their turn to fall into every Tory … Continue reading

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Talking aspiration

The most over-used and least defined word of the moment is ‘aspiration’. Some Labour leadership candidates use it in almost every sentence. Not understanding it cost Labour the election says Alan Johnson and many others, including Alan Milburn, who must … Continue reading

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Labour must nail the lies about the deficit and debt

One of the first questions that all the Labour leadership contenders have been asked by journalists – it’s almost like it is co-ordinated – was “did Labour spend too much before the 2010 Election?” The journalists know it puts the … Continue reading

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