Lambeth gentrification: What lies behind 1,000 council homes election pledge?

Save Cressingham Gardens

A lot of Cressingham residents are expressing their disappointment in their local politicians at the moment. It’s difficult to differentiate between them on the disappointment scale – each having earned residents’ distrust in their own special way.
One reading of the current heinous state of affairs might be that the politicians are forever torn between the Party and the residents they represent, and the Party/career/ego is winning. After all, there are supposedly few risks from choosing an unpopular tack in Labour stronghold Tulse Hill. But, judging by the banners that have been going up around Brockwell Park, the votes won’t be pouring in from Cressingham this coming election.

One onlooker: "This is Tulse Hill. You could put a red rose on a donkey and they'd vote Labour." One onlooker: “This is Tulse Hill. You could put a red rose on a donkey and they’d vote Labour.”

The estate regeneration programme currently sweeping the borough has a murkier political hue, with Labour fast moving away from the traditional publicly-funded council estate model…

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