The Westminster Scandal: The high cost of gerrymandering

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A 'loss or deficiency' suffered by the council of pounds 21.25m, according to the district auditor.

A four-and-a-half year inquiry by the district auditor; 133 interviews of 50 individuals.

More than 10,000 pages of evidence in 14 files.

In May 1990 Conservatives increased their overall majority from 4 to 30.

More than pounds 1m spent on steel doors on empty flats.

Of 1,047 Westminster families homeless in June 1993, 739 were housed outside the borough.