Corbyn meets Peterborough’s Labour faithful
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.”