From the Times:
"We don’t like your sort here A reminder that much of the country is yet to be won over by the Tories. One council candidate in Hackney, a Labour stronghold in East London, told us of a recent canvassing trip: “I knocked on one front door and as soon as I said, ‘Hello, I’m your Conservative Party candidate’, he punched me in the face.”
Woodberry down loses £40m gap funding from Building.co.uk :
The communities department has withdrawn £40m gap funding for a stock transfer on the Woodberry Down estate in Hackney, forcing the council to find £750,000 in annual cost savings.