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Hayes in the House: An interview with Helen Hayes MP

Words: Huw Morris
Helen Hayes MP

After 18 years as a planner, Helen Hayes now finds herself as a new Member of Parliament with a controversial bill heralding housing and planning reforms in her sights. She talked to Huw Morris

Few planners choose to pursue a career in politics. Even fewer get elected to the Mother of all Parliaments. Helen Hayes is one of a very rare breed.She succeeded Tessa Jowell as Labour MP for Dulwich and West Norwood at May’s general election. One of her principle tasks in the next 12 months will be holding the government to account over its Housing and Planning Bill.First, her background. Her........
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