Socialist Worker

Neath Port Talbot Council trample on democracy

by Huw Pudner
Issue No. 2215

A freedom of information request has revealed that Neath Port Talbot council trampled over democracy in its determination to hand council homes to a private housing company.

The council, in South Wales, has been ordered to disclose the names and addresses of its council tenants to local Defend Council Housing (DCH) campaigners.

It had refused for a year to produce them.

The stock transfer ballot, involving around 9,300 homes, began in February and the council spent around £6 million to win the vote.

The refusal by the council to provide the information requested meant we were unable to send out a mailshot to tenants to put the case against the transfer.

We will be demanding that this tainted deal is not allowed to go ahead.

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Tue 17 Aug 2010, 18:05 BST
Issue No. 2215
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