London elections: the left-field threat to developers

Labour grassroots movement Momentum is seeking to take control of London boroughs at next year’s local elections, with serious implications for regeneration projects.

In town halls around the capital, a similar battle is being played out: centrist Labour councillors are fighting the socialist grassroots movement Momentum to maintain power ahead of next May’s local elections.

Dismantling major regeneration projects backed by Labour-run councils is a major campaign strategy for some momentum groups. In Haringey, the 50:50 joint venture between the council and Lendlease, which is designed to deliver 5,000 homes, of which 40% would be priced