Trade Union Council organised public meeting in Redbridge with speakers including John Cryer MP

John Cryer MP will speak at event

John Cryer MP will speak at event

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A public meeting has been organised over the so-called housing crisis in London.

High rents are causing people to live in fear of eviction, according to Redbridge Trades Union Council.

In a statement, a spokesman said: “We are now going back to where we were 100 years ago, when 90% of properties were privately rented and millions were forced into overcrowded slums."

Speakers at the event will include John Cryer MP for Leyton and Wanstead, Heather Wakefield Unison’s Head of Local Government, Eileen Short from the Defend Council Housing campaign and Rosie Walker of Waltham Forest Renters.

It will be held at 7.15pm on April 30 in Leytonstone Library, Church Lane.

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3:54pm Wed 16 Apr 14

Love your high street says...

It's about time that housing is being discussed. I hope the Pye is going to be there to answer questions about dilapidated council stock. As It's reported in this paper council tenants are suffering from damp, anti social behaviour, etc. It's easy and simple to harass private landlords, rightly so, only when Pye's got her house in order.
It's about time that housing is being discussed. I hope the Pye is going to be there to answer questions about dilapidated council stock. As It's reported in this paper council tenants are suffering from damp, anti social behaviour, etc. It's easy and simple to harass private landlords, rightly so, only when Pye's got her house in order. Love your high street
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7:22pm Wed 16 Apr 14

Techno3 says...

The basic problem is that there are now too many people. A three bedroomed standard terrace house next door to mine, 12 years ago was home to a family of four. It has now been converted, with a loft put in, and an illegal extension to the rear into four 'studios' : these are home to four different families: two or three people in each bedsitting room.
The basic problem is that there are now too many people. A three bedroomed standard terrace house next door to mine, 12 years ago was home to a family of four. It has now been converted, with a loft put in, and an illegal extension to the rear into four 'studios' : these are home to four different families: two or three people in each bedsitting room. Techno3
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11:32pm Wed 16 Apr 14

Villagecranberry says...

'In a statement, a spokesman said: “We are now going back to where we were 100 years ago, when 90% of properties were privately rented and millions were forced into overcrowded slums.'

Except of course for the likes of Mandelson who managed to borrow the odd few hundred grand from his millionaire mate to buy his houses or the Bliar's who bought their young kids 'starter homes' each costing well over a million pounds. Oh an what did happen to Margaret Moran, who, whimpering into her handkerchief at her initial court hearing was let off for stealing thousands of pounds of taxpayers money?
'In a statement, a spokesman said: “We are now going back to where we were 100 years ago, when 90% of properties were privately rented and millions were forced into overcrowded slums.' Except of course for the likes of Mandelson who managed to borrow the odd few hundred grand from his millionaire mate to buy his houses or the Bliar's who bought their young kids 'starter homes' each costing well over a million pounds. Oh an what did happen to Margaret Moran, who, whimpering into her handkerchief at her initial court hearing was let off for stealing thousands of pounds of taxpayers money? Villagecranberry
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