Your browser is no longer supported

For the best possible experience using our website we recommend you upgrade to a newer version or another browser.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, for example so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

WESTMINSTER SUSPENDS CONTROVERSIAL HOUSING POLICY

  • Comment
Westminster council has suspended its controversial housing policy after last week's allegation that councillors an...
Westminster council has suspended its controversial housing policy after last week's allegation that councillors and officials had 'gerrymandering' votes in the 1990 election, the Financial Times reports (p6).

Miles Young, leader of the council, said he was 'erring on the side of over-scrupulousness' and was hoping to bring in a new designated sales scheme soon.

The council will meet on January 25 after being told by The Audit Commission that the composition of its committees are constitutionally 'defective'. All committees have been suspended and the council must reconstitute them at next Tuesday's meeting.

Ms Judith Warner, one of the ten councillors the auditor said should be surcharged for involvement in the affair, had resigned as chairman of the education committee, the paper reports.

The council also announced yesterday that it had severed contact with Jeremy Sullivan, the lawyer who has advised the authority since 1987.
  • Comment

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment

Please remember that the submission of any material is governed by our Terms and Conditions and by submitting material you confirm your agreement to these Terms and Conditions.

Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.