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TALK OF ELECTED AUTHORITY FOR LONDON 'DIVISIVE' SAYS GUMMER

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Launching the government's referendum for London yesterday, John Gummer, environment secretary, dismissed any talk ...
Launching the government's referendum for London yesterday, John Gummer, environment secretary, dismissed any talk of local government for the capital as divisive, reports the Independent (p4).

The consultation document 'London - Making the better best' firmly concentrated on the Capital's assets such as shopping and health services. Mr Gummer yesterday said we should concentrate on what unites us, while Labour's Frank Dobson said four out of five Londoners wanted a directly elected authority.
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