Haringey Labour’s housing boss heads off to Cannes and controversy

You’re a member of the ruling group on Haringey Council.

You’re responsible for housing.

You’re come under heavy criticism from residents, who are suffering from a badly run housing service that repeatedly wastes money with poorly managed repairs yet pays out millions in bonuses to its staff.

The chance comes through for you and two colleagues to go off on a £16,000 trip to a property conference in Cannes – an event that comes complete with a dramatic firework displays for the opening night cocktail party.

MIPIM 2014 property conference cocktail party - fireworks display

Do you think (a) yup, that’s the trip for me, or (b) perhaps it might not look so good going off to France, leaving such a mess behind, and turn down the trip?

No prizes for guessing which option Labour councillor Alan Strickland took.



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