Former London mayor slams homes plan

THE former mayor of London joined worried residents this week to condemn what he said were Conservative plans to demolish hundreds of homes in the borough, writes Szu Ping Chan. More than 100 people packed into the Zizinia restaurant in Bloemfontein Road,

THE former mayor of London joined worried residents this week to condemn what he said were Conservative plans to demolish hundreds of homes in the borough, writes Szu Ping Chan.

More than 100 people packed into the Zizinia restaurant in Bloemfontein Road, Shepherd's Bush, on Monday, where Brent resident, Ken Livingstone was joined by Labour parliamentary candidate for Hammersmith and Shepherd's Bush, Andy Slaughter.

The pair slammed plans to knock down homes on the White City Estate to make way for affluent buyers.

Stephen Greenhalgh, leader of the Conservative council said: "Some people need security, and some people need an assured resource for certain length of time. Our policy is no reduction in social housing."


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Sam Moozarmi, 20, of Batman Close, said the political finger-pointing by the two main parties has made him turn towards the Liberal Democrats, adding: "They need to stop pointing fingers. That's why Nick Clegg has got this far, because the other parties are constantly saying you did this, and you did that."

Meanwhile, all eyes will be on the battle in Westminster tonight as sitting MP Karen Buck defends her seat against Tory high flyer, Joanne Cash.

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Pollsters predict five per cent swing to Ms Cash, which would see her steal the seat from Ms Buck, albeit with a small majority.

The pair clashed earlier in the week at a hustings also attended by Mark Blackburn, Liberal Democrats and Jasna Badzak of the United Kingdom Independence Party, which Labour supporters quickly claimed as a victory for Ms Buck.

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