The head of a council at the centre of a bitter Labour row over a £2 billion housing project has quit and accused Jeremy Corbyn’s supporters of sexism and bullying.
Claire Kober, the leader of Haringey council, north London, said she would not stand during local elections in May.
Her decision comes after a protracted row over the Haringey Development Vehicle (HDV), a controversial deal to build 6,500 new homes in partnership with a private company.
Ms Kober had backed the project but was opposed by left-wing councillors, trade unions, local Momentum members and the borough’s two Labour MPs, David Lammy and Catherine West.
Labour Haringey council leader quits over ‘sexism and bullying’ and takes a swipe at Momentum
Claire Kober’s resignation follows a long-running row over the council’s plan to sell off council assets for a house building project
A Labour council leader has quit after complaining of sexism and bullying behaviour, and taking a thinly-veiled swipe at Jeremy Corbyn-backing campaign group Momentum.
Claire Kober, leader of Haringey Council in North London, will not stand for re-election after a long-running row over over a proposed £2 billion housing project in the borough.
Mr Corbyn criticised the project, which would have seen council assets and land sold off into a 50/50 partnership with private property firm Lendlease.
And last week Labour’s ruling body took the unusual step of ordering the council to call a halt to the scheme.
Labour council leader to quit due to ‘sexism and bullying’
Claire Kober will not seek re-election as Haringey council leader amid row over housing project
The Labour leader of Haringey council is to stand down citing “sexism and bullying” she has suffered during a long-running party feud over redevelopment plans for the borough.
Claire Kober has revealed she will not seek re-election because of a bitter row over a controversial £2bn housing project known as the Haringey Development Vehicle (HDV)
Announcing on Twitter that she will step down in May she took a thinly veiled swipe at the pro-Corbyn campaign group, Momentum, whose members have been active in selection battles for the forthcoming council elections.
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