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.


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]


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