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InsideHousing: Tory defeats in flagship London councils could hardly be more significant in terms of housing

6 May 2022 0

The overall results may be more mixed, but the Conservative Party’s loss of its flagship councils Wandsworth and Westminster could hardly be more symbolic in terms of the politics of housing. Westminster has been Conservative-controlled since its creation in 1964 while Wandsworth has been run by the Tories since 1978. Both were retained by the party at the height of Margaret Thatcher’s unpopularity in 1990 and throughout the Blair and Brown Labour governments between 1997 and 2010, but not anymore.

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