Labour councillors want cannabis smokers to be kicked out of council housing

The Islington Gazette reports:

Gary Poole, one of Labour’s representatives for St Mary’s ward, said it was a “scandal” that those using the drug should be allowed to live in council properties while 10,000 “decent people” were waiting to be housed.

His comments at last week’s council meeting came after executive member for community safety Paul Convery revealed that there were 863 offences for possession of cannabis in Islington over the last year.

Cllr Poole’s comments, which were met with strong applause from other [Labour] councillors.

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