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Westminster Council homes-for-votes scandal

Title
Westminster Council homes-for-votes scandal
Genre
News report; Interview
TX Date
28 Jan 1994
Year of production
1994
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Duration
00:03:38
Description
Marc de Leuw reports on the Westminster City Council homes-for-votes scandal following the suicide of councillor Dr Michael Dutt. Former leader of the council, Dame Shirley Porter blames publicity for Dutt’s death. Lawyer, Mark Stephens(?) says that legal advice has been given at every step. Lord Jeffrey Archer says that he hopes the people named in the auditor’s report have a chance to prove their innocence. Jake Arnold Foster of the Local Government Chronicle says the issue will probably not be settled until the next general election.
Contributors
Shirley Porter; Jeffrey Archer; Marc De Leuw; Jake Arnold Foster; Mark Stephens(?)
Keywords
Deaths; Suicide; Legal procedure; Local authorities; Local government; Housing; Council housing; Voting behaviour; Political corruption; Westminster City Council; Auditors; Political scandals; John Magill; Michael Dutt

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