Porter v Magill

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Porter v Magill
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Court House of Lords
Decided 13 December 2001
Citation(s) [2001] UKHL 67
Court membership
Judge(s) sitting Lord Bingham of Cornhill, Lord Steyn, Lord Hope of Craighead, Lord Hobhouse of Wood-borough, Lord Scott of Foscote

Porter v Magill [2002] 2 AC 357 was a UK administrative law case decided by the House of Lords which arose out of the Homes for votes scandal involving Dame Shirley Porter.

Facts[edit]

The homes for votes scandal involved Shirley Porter the leader of Westminister City Council formulating a policy which appeared to be designed to sell off council housing for the purpose of electoral advantage in marginal wards.[1]

Judgment[edit]

The case was heard by the High Court of Justice, the Court of Appeal of England and Wales, and the House of Lords.

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Helen Fenwick, Gavin Phillipson, Text, cases & materials on public law & human rights, p 719