Labour wins in local elections could jeopardise development PPPs

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Joint ventures between private developers and Labour-run London councils risk being scrapped if the party wins a number of key boroughs in the capital in next month’s local elections.

Joint ventures between private developers and Labour-run London councils risk being scrapped if the party wins a number of key boroughs in the capital in next month’s local elections.

Left-wing activists – led by Jeremy Corbyn-supporting groups such as the Momentum organisation – in a number of councils are looking to boot out those Labour politicians who would otherwise sign up to private-public partnerships.

The north London borough of Haringey has deselected a number of centrist councillors as candidates after local activists fought against the council’s plans to set up a joint venture with Lendlease aimed at redeveloping a town centre and neighbouring council estate.

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