Councils have been told to act faster to shut down illegal traveller sites, to prevent a repeat of another situation like Dale Farm.
The clearance by bailiffs in Essex ended in violent clashes and came after an expensive 10-year legal battle.
Today, Brentwood MP and Local Government Secretary Eric Pickles said authorities were still failing to use powers to stop it happening again.
Ria Chatterjee reports.
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The Tooting MP has been the frontrunner in the counting process ahead of Tory challenger Zac Goldsmith.
It's not just London where elections have been taking place today. There were council elections taking place across the home counties.
A list of results for London Mayor and the London Assembly