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Creasy hands out awards for best and worst housing market operators
Stella Creasy and campaigners handed out awards to businesses voted the best and worst operators in Walthamstow’s thriving property market. Over the last six months the Labour MP has been asking constituents to vote on the conduct of estate agents, letting agents, social housing providers and property managers.
On Saturday Stella and supporters visited Hoe Street, a road notorious for having the most estate agents per square mile, to hand out the awards. Speaking after Saturday’s event, Stella said: “It was very powerful.There were people in tears after hearing the stories from people who are in the most awful situations. A common theme I noticed was people being afraid to complain because they are scared they will be evicted. We were given complaints about people who were played off against each other, double charging and being pressured or told to up offers. People don’t want to pay for a service which is ripping them off."
Government to Review GP Care in Walthamstow
Following pressure in the Chamber of the House of Commons, Ministers committed to a review of GP care across Walthamstow. Responding to the announcement Stella Creasy MP said:
“Today I told parliament of the experience of Walthamstow patients of services and got the Minister to agree to review the situation in our area- we mustn’t let access to GPs and early diagnosis of health problems become the preserve of the rich in this country. Any resident who wants to feed into this campaign and help me make the case for change here in Walthamstow should get in touch.”