Noor comment

4 Mar

The Newham Recorder’s report on this week’s standards committee hearing contains comments from Labour group chief whip Steve Bradshaw:

“It’s very sad that in the borough where we’re trying to get rid of rogue landlords and beds in sheds that we have someone who would kick people out at midnight and then hide behind the Localism Act.

“We have evidence to show that when the [tenants] tried to make a complaint he said ‘no, no’ and made them go through him. It’s almost a hostage situation. It’s an abuse of power.”

Strong words. And ones that wouldn’t have been said without the approval of Sir Robin. Whatever political cover Ahmed Noor had from the leadership has very obviously gone.

Cllr Kay Scoresby, who sits on the committee asked:

“What do we have to do to get him more than a slap on the wrist?

“Newham is an authority that claims to be the best on enforcement. Can we get assurances he will be dealt with properly despite being a councillor?”

That should worry Noor. This week the council’s website proudly trumpeted a £40,000 fine imposed on a landlord who failed to licence her poorly managed rental property as a House in Multiple Occupation (HMO). Which is not a million miles away from what Ahmed Noor did at 238 Romford Road.

2 Responses to “Noor comment”

  1. terry ball March 4, 2016 at 18:46 #

    if councillors are asking what can they do to give him more than a telling off surely that means the standards is worth nothing except enquires and recommendations .the chief executive must be able to sack him for his obvious contempt of the council ,if not this will be a benchmark for anyone who wants to stick their fingers up to the council and the mayor .i wait with baited breath to see who really runs the borough and who runs the labour party . i wonder what would happen to anyone off the street impersonating a policeman or the mayor or an mp ,bet it would end up in a prosecution.

  2. Dave the window cleaner March 14, 2016 at 17:36 #

    A councillor a law maker, so Mr No or should be sacked and the full force of law should be shown, this makes a mockery of the landlord licensing and shows that polictians are above the law.

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