Residents of ‘unfit’ housing block were promised they would be re-homed within a year – now mayor tells them there are too many people on housing list
There were angry and shocking scenes at the annual general meeting (AGM) of Labour-run Newham council after residents were forcibly ejected from the meeting for protesting about the mayor’s broken promise to re-home them.
Locals told Skwawkbox that the 53 residents of 10 Victoria Street in the London borough were promised they would be provided with new homes within a year – but that Newham’s Labour mayor Rokhsana Fiaz now says there are too many people on the housing list and now says their block is unfit for families to live in. Angry residents arrived at the AGM to protest and demand answers – and were outraged by the ‘disgusting’ treatment:
Local resident Mehmood Mirza, who published the video, tweeted that:
Residents were manhandled at the @NewhamLondon AGM 2023 meeting (Annual General Meeting) today as can be seen in the video. #disgacefulbehaviourbyNewhamLabour
Last year saw a mass exodus of Labour members and their elected officers after the Starmer regime trampled on their local democracy. It seems the issues with democracy go further in Newham.
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