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Lady, now Dame, Shirley Porter, the Leader of Westminster City Council from 1983 to 1991, notoriously sold off three cemeteries for 15p and devised an illegal plan to socially engineer the borough to ensure it remained 'safe' for the Tory party. In doing so she made hundreds of families homeless and, unforgivably, moved some of them into two council-owned asbestos-ridden tower blocks which were a known health hazard.

The policy she devised, known as 'Building Stable Communities',...
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