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LONDONERS' SUPPORT GROWS FOR CITY-WIDE AUTHORITY

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Londoners still want a Greater London council, according to the results of a Harris poll, reports The Independent (...
Londoners still want a Greater London council, according to the results of a Harris poll, reports The Independent (p20).

The poll, commissioned by Carlton Television, shows public support for a city-wide authority has risen from 50% in 1987 to 61%.

Council tenants are most convinced about the inadequate state of housing stock. But 77% of those polled believe children today will not find decent housing when they grow up.

The poll found the majority of Londoners had no idea about the standards of education in the capital.

Many aspects of London life were examined in the poll, including attitudes to crime, transport and pollution, housing, health, education, race, employment and the City, says Tony Travers, director of the Greater London Group at the London School of Economics, who sifted through the poll for The Independent.
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