New Labour MP says planning in former Tory stronghold should prioritise people, not making money for developers

The Labour candidate who seized the Tory stronghold of Kensington on Friday night after three nail-biting recounts said she had harnessed a decade of rising anger at some of London’s most extreme gentrification.

Emma Dent Coad said her win over Victoria Borwick by just 20 votes demonstrated that despite its reputation for wealth, the constituency was riven by widening inequality with some of the poorest parts of London nearly side-by-side with billionaire homes.

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