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Camden New Journal podcast 1: Ask the leader – Georgia Gould

13 October, 2017

Camden New Journal podcast 1: Ask the leader – Georgia Gould

Deputy editor Richard Osley interviews Camden Council leader Georgia Gould with help from readers’ questions.

She answers questions on the future of council housing, her new belief in Jeremy Corbyn and…. her favourite, all time Queens Park Rangers XI.


Question guide

1:15 Why do you want to be leader of Camden Council?

2:45 Do you stand by decision to evacuate the Chalcots tower blocks?
5:29 Can you guarantee ballots on council estates before regeneration projects – as pledged by Jeremy Corbyn?
8:10 Is the community on board with the council’s Community Investment Programme?
11:11 Why are tenants living in damp council estates, while Camden Council kitted itself out with state-of-the-art offices in King’s Cross?
12:55 What is the council doing to safeguard the future of Queen’s Crescent Market?
14:44 How are you tackling rising youth crime?
15:50 Can Camden Council help stop moped muggings?
16:45 What is your all-time QPR first eleven?
19:40 Are you a Blairite?
20:45 How do you feel about being linked to your father’s politics and ‘New Labour’ in the press?
21:40 Is Jeremy Corbyn the right person to lead the Labour Party – and can you imagine him winning a general election now?
24.01 Do you want to be an MP?
26:45 It is fashionable for politicians to like grime music now. Do you?
27.28 Has the reduction of bin collections really been a success?




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