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Greenwich councillors lead Tory push for People’s Vote on EU departure

Two Greenwich Conservative councillors have signed an open letter asking MPs to allow a new referendum on the UK’s relationship with the European Union. Eltham South councillor Matt Clare started the initiative, signed by 47 councillors and local Conservative representatives, mostly from the south of England. The letter was released before Theresa May’s unprecedented defeat […]

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‘You make your decisions, we’ll make ours’, Greenwich Council leader tells Labour NEC after Haringey row

Greenwich Council’s leader has said the Labour Party’s ruling committee should recognise the independence of its local councils, after her counterpart at Haringey resigned after a row over its plans to spin off council homes into a part-private company. Denise Hyland was speaking at Woolwich Town Hall the day after Claire Kober announced her departure […]

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Greenwich Tories want Silvertown Tunnel paused for Eltham DLR

Greenwich Council’s Conservative group has asked Transport for London to halt the controversial Silvertown Tunnel scheme – so it can be assessed along with rejected plans for a Docklands Light Railway extension to Eltham. The borough’s main opposition group has lined alongside the Labour council’s leadership in backing the new road “in principle”, despite widespread […]