The MP for Bethnal Green and Bow Rushanara Ali said on the Sunday Politics: "What you've got at the moment is the London Mayor overriding planning decisions, for instance at the Bishopsgate Goodsyard, which is thousands of properties, towers going up and most Londoners won't be able to afford to buy them. Boris Johnson has decided to recall planning decisions by Hackney and Tower Hamlets where only 10% of properties would be affordable. That kind of contradictory behaviour is completely at odds with trying to deal with London's housing crisis. What I want to see is a Mayor working in partnership with local authorities, not just Labour local authorities, all local authorities, to make sure that we apply the right kind of pressure on developers because they are getting away scot-free and making a profit but doing very little for Londoners."

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