HOUS­ING

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Ten­ants’ rights will be pri­ori­tised if Mr Cor­byn gains power, as he vowed to bring in ma­jor changes to tackle “so­cial cleans­ing”.

He said the wreck of Gren­fell Tower was a sym­bol of “bru­tal” Tory hous­ing and eco­nomic poli­cies, and vowed to force coun­cils to win ten­ants’ ap­proval be­fore re­gen­er­a­tion work. The Labour chief also sug­gested rent con­trols to deal with hous­ing costs.

He said: “After Gren­fell, we must think again about what are called re­gen­er­a­tion schemes. Too of­ten, it means forced gen­tri­fi­ca­tion and so­cial cleans­ing.”

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