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Islington Labour Housing Chief in Top 50 Housing Power Players

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Islington Labour's Executive Member for Housing, Cllr James Murray (Barnsbury Ward), has been named in 24 Housing magazine's Top 50 Housing Power Players for 2014. 

The annual list was compiled from the votes of more than 200 senior housing figures. The list acts as a barometer of the most influential and inspirational people working in, or impacting on, the housing sector.

Cllr Murray is listed at number 44 and is the only councillor in the list – and is five places ahead of Richard Blakeway, the Deputy Mayor of London for Housing!

An article about the list can be viewed by clicking here. 

Cllr Murray is described as, "doing more than anyone else to promote council housebuilding at genuinely affordable rents rather than the government's version of it, according to one of those who voted for him. Cllr Murray, first elected to Islington Council in 2006, is a passionate believer in developing new homes at rents which low-income residents in pricey Islington can afford and has pioneered deals to unlock sites with council subsidy to allow for social rents."

Well done, James! 

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