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Mystery of expelled Tory councillor and £50k owed to landlords

A London news website has lifted the lid on speculation surrounding a councillor who appears to have been booted out of her local Conservative group amid stories of some £50,000 owed to local landlords.

The website This Is Local London says Councillor Deborah Barlow has had the whip removed from her position as a Conservative on Epping Forest council.

She was elected on May 6 but is now officially termed as an independent. 


The website reports another reliable local news outlet - the Epping Forest Guardian - running stories citing three local landlords who claim to be owed rent by Barlow.



One is a 90 year old woman who claims to have lost £7,527 in unpaid rent; another secured a court judgment order earlier this year for the repayment of £32,000 in back rent. 

You can see the full story here.

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  • George Dawes

    Now that is a surprise

  • PossessionFriendUK PossessionFriend

    Should be a Police enquiry for embezzlement ! - Fraud. This is Tax-payers money !!!

  • icon

    There has been a number of Councillors in recent years who had to resign or be sacked, but LL’s must be Snow White and be the most appropriate person,


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