Cor­byn meets Peter­bor­ough’s Labour faith­ful

Pol­i­tics

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Yoortelegraph -

Jeremy Cor­byn has been told to ‘get his facts right’ by the leader of Peter­bor­ough City Coun­cil.

Coun­cil­lor John Holdich was re­spond­ing to com­ments the Labourleader madetothe Peter­bor­oughTele­graphafter giv­ing a speech in the city on Tues­day.

Asked about the evic­tions of 74 peo­ple from St Michael’s Gate by hous­ing firm Stef & Philips, with the coun­cil then mov­ing home­less peo­ple into the empty homes, Mr Cor­byn said: “What they have done is sold off coun­cil hous­ing to a pri­vate com­pany, that surely can­not be the right thing to do.”

Cllr Holdich replied: “If Mr Cor­byn chooses to com­ment onis­suesinthecity­it­wouldbe use­ful if he got his facts right. It’s there­fore a shame that his team and sup­port­ers didn’t brief him prop­erly and he mis­tak­enly thought that the coun­cil was­selling prop­er­ties in St Michael’s Gate which is com­pletely in­ac­cu­rate.”

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