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Letter to Editor: Harlow Tories claim council ‘failed to build a single new council house’. This is a blatant lie.

Politics / Sun 21st Mar 2021 at 08:40am

IN the Harlow Sun propaganda sheet being delivered on behalf of Harlow Tories they claim that the council has ‘failed to build a single new council house’.

This is a blatant lie.

In the past two years Labour led Harlow Council has built 16 new homes, purchased and renovated a further 33 and delivered 200 affordable homes with various partners.

Furthermore, building will start on an additional 74 council homes this year with yet more being purchased and renovated for council tenants. 

In contrast, Harlow Tories planned and built none, not one, during their last period in office. 

As if that were not enough lies and hypocrisy from Harlow Tories, they go further.

They criticise allowing London Councils to move residents to Harlow whilst conveniently forgetting that many of them have been housed in the appalling misery of Terminus House, a development funded by a Tory donor.

The Tories are literally profiteering from this misery.

Our Labour led council has secured a deal with London Councils to stop using this disgusting Tory funded housing project. It will, instead, continue to build, buy and renovate quality housing for the future.

Sincerely
James Griggs

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