A housing campaigner and former politician has criticised a new plan to move tenants out of the Harrow borough.
Ben Wealthy was reacting to the news that Harrow Council will battle the housing need by working with non-London authorities to move those needing a home elsewhere.
Mr Wealthy said: "It's the kind of language you expect to hear from the Tories - not Labour. It sends a signal that poor families, who call Harrow their home, aren't welcome in our community.
"Everyone understands Harrow is facing massive cuts in funding from the Tory-led government but pulling up the drawbridge and hanging up a sign saying 'we're full' isn't a progressive response.
"On the one hand Labour is, rightly in my view, promising an ambitious 'Homes for Harrow' programme. They should be commended for this. But on the other hand they are saying there is no room for homeless families.
"I think there is more the council can, and should, do to offer homeless families who currently live in Harrow a future in Harrow."
Harrow Council currently has 800 people on its waiting list.