Both are affiliated socialist societies of the Party. This was pretty much packed out and keynote speaker was of course Housing Shadow Minister, Jack Dromey MP. I did try writing notes on what contributors said rather than "twitter" but have since lost them somehow (teach me not to rely on dead trees).
Jack spoke about a House building programme being the means to help take us out of recession; high land values to be tackled and there will be a Housing summit in the Autumn for the 20 top performing Labour Councils and their partners. I'm sure that Newham will get an invite.