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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.