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Council rehousing '100% better'

The East London council of Waltham Forest has suspended its policy of compulsory rehousing of residents outside London.

Patricia Abbey, who was moved from London to Walsall, in the West Midlands, told the Today programme's Nicola Stanbridge that Walsall is "100% better" for her than when she was living in London.

Despite the success of Patricia Abbey's move, Waltham Forest councillor Marie Pye defends the decision to suspend rehousing of residents outside London as the majority of people "turn the offer down".

"We need to redouble our efforts to find accommodation for people who have strong links to east London", she told the Today programme.

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