"A senior councillor has been parachuted into a desirable central London home after a young family was evicted by her housing association against their wishes... SUE VINCENT, CAMDEN COUNCIL’S CABINET MEMBER FOR THE ENVIRONMENT, MOVED INTO EXCLUSIVE ADDRESS SHORTLY AFTER THE HARRIS FAMILY WERE FORCED TO LEAVE BY THE SEVEN DIALS HOUSING CO-OPERATIVE.Sue Vincent, Labour: Register of member’s interests:
Paul Harris, 28, his sister Diane, 25 and her 10-month-old son Tommy, were told they had to leave the three storey house in Covent Garden following the death of their father after the association’s decision to invoke an 'appalling' internal policy.
The family, who lived in the house in the heart of London’s theatre land for more than 25 years, were told they had to leave because a 'succession' had already occurred... They were ordered to leave in April 2008 after Seven Dials – WHERE MRS VINCENT IS A REPRESENTATIVE ON THE MANAGEMENT BOARD - claimed 'succession' had occurred a year earlier.
They ordered the siblings, BOTH SINGLE PARENTS ON BENEFITS, TO LEAVE AS 'THERE ARE MANY FAMILIES IN HOUSING NEED IN COVENT GARDEN'. THE NEW TENANT WAS REVEALED TO BE MRS VINCENT, who sends her daughter to the £14,000 a year City of London School for Girls...
The Co-operative is a 'mutual society' trading for the 'benefit of the community' under the Industrial and Provident Societies Act 1965. According to its website, it attempts to uphold its 'purpose of housing local people in need'... It also reports on another website that: 'We house local families, childless couples and single people in permanent, managed and short life housing.
Mrs Vincent... denied being given special treatment. Despite her council profile listing her as a 'representative on the management' body of the SEVEN DIALS HOUSING CO-OPERATIVE, she denied being a director." Housing boss in eviction row-
SEVEN DIALS HOUSING CO-OPERATIVE.
Local Authorities Action for Southern Africa.
On 26 November 2004, The Camden New Journal told us this:
"The past four years have seen a surge in the so-called 'invisible voters' from the borough’s mushrooming Somali community – which now represents just under a tenth of Camden’s overall population – who have become eligible to sign onto the electoral register... PARTY ORGANISERS NOW HOPE TO RECRUIT SOMALI CANDIDATES TO STAND FOR THE COUNCIL."Deputy Council Leader, Sue Vincent, said:
"WE WANT TO SEE SOMALIS STANDING FOR ELECTION IN 2006... WE HAVE TO MAKE SURE THEY SEE HOW THEY CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE."The Camden New Journal continued:
"Unlike in other European countries, khat is legal in the UK… But the drug has been linked to long-term health problems such as memory loss and mental health difficulties… One man said: ‘People don’t get upset about people smoking cannabis in their own homes. Why can we not do what is natural to us?’…Ms Vincent spent 5 years in Africa, settling in Botswana, leading fishing and photographic safaris in the remote Okavango Delta. She is a Director of Dragon Hall, an urban oasis for diversionary youth activities.
ALTHOUGH MANY OF THE GROUP ONLY HAD A BASIC GRASP OF ENGLISH, THE MEN INDICATED THEY WOULD BE VOTING, IF THEY COULD, AT NEXT YEAR’S ELECTION… Khat is an ingrained part of Somali culture." Khat is part of Somali culture
Sue Vincent once said this:
"Scammers never miss an opportunity to try to deprive people of their money."And their homes as well, eh Sue?
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