An Open Letter to Hilary Benn MP and the Labour Party


I have written to you several times over the last few months highlighting a need for intervention, Sir did open a constituent case file and I did originally invite Sir to assist with any publicity that could be arranged with regard to our Claim in the High Court of Justice with regard to the failure of Leeds City Council to abide by either it’s own constitution or the legally binding Tenancy Agreement. Finally I wrote to you on the 15th February 2018 in reply to your correspondence where you did declare that In these circumstances, I am unclear as to what help I can give.”

Unfortunately I have to take this measure of writing this open letter as I, your constituent should not be telling you what you could and could not do, it should be you Sir offering the remedy, however I now inform you in the following text as to the situation, what you could do and why it is important that you act now.

You Sir are a Member of Parliament, voted for by the people, you are in a position of trust and authority and both that trust and authority could be very easily lost as whilst Leeds Central may have been a safe seat for Labour for a number of years due to the blindness of those that declare “I have always voted Labour, I will always vote Labour”, I am not sure that in future you will be able to rely upon this support as Labour in Leeds are being seen by the masses now to be a failure just like the Council itself.

While the Labour run Council put the financial plans in place to spend millions to build a lighthouse in landlocked Leeds for a bid to be a future European capital of culture, despite the impending exit of the United Kingdom from the Brexit vote, and despite the fact that in these circumstances after leaving Europe that Leeds would never be eligible in any case is shocking to say the least, but strongly compounding the waste of public funds is the fact that the Council are exposing law abiding citizens to harm, loss and injury that could be very easily prevented.

Antisocial behaviour is on the increase, but despite having the Council in Court as not dealing with this appropriately and you being aware of the issue, you have done nothing to assist.

In Court we said that the Tenancy Agreement for Council tenants is not fit for purpose, the Defendant, Leeds City Council took the opposite view, but yet in its real world actions and in utter contempt for the High Court proceedings sought to rewrite and amend the Tenancy Agreement taking on board the major points that we raised in the Claim and at much cost to the tax payer, you knew this and you did nothing.

In Beeston on the Parkwood estate, Leeds City Council have partnered with Unity Housing to build social housing, neither complying with planning regulations nor complying with the Tenancy Agreement for Council tenants, with no consultations and the housing being built on contaminated land without informing those affected, you have known about this and have done nothing.

The Council, after making pleadings that the estate is not in a state of disrepair to the High Court, in contempt of the law, actually in the real world were forced by the said action to undertake a £1.26 Million pound makeover for the estate, to essentially put right the disrepair, but again you knew about this and did nothing.

The Council, during the renovation of the estate were removing Asbestos from peoples homes and not informing them, until I took them to task over it, as lets face it, there is no such things as safe Asbestos, you knew about this and did nothing.

I informed you that the decision of the District Judge was in dispute and was being taken to task at the Court of Appeal and that as a result of the above issues and more that it has resulted in me terminating my tenancy, I informed Sir by email on 15th February 2018 that as I am a disabled man and that Sir is in authority that the laws surrounding that authority also applied to Sir too, but again you did nothing.

The Council have spent a considerable sum of money in fighting the Claim in Court as we have pursued this vigorously, Leeds City Council have been forced to spend more and more money as more and more issues have been exposed, but yet still to this day have withheld services with regard to the enforcement of the Tenancy Agreement against those that have meted out the Antisocial behaviour, you know this and have done nothing.

The situation is this, I have been unlawfully evicted given the above circumstances as I cannot tolerate any more and seek permanent alternative housing and all the above and more may be mentioned in any future hearing, and as I did warn Sir, any future hearing in the Royal Courts of Justice would be open to the press and the public, and I did inform Sir that upon any future success of the Claim that those that did not assist would come under heavy scrutiny.

The law says the following and that the Housing Act 1988 (White book, volume 2, page 1130) provides:

(2) This section also applies if, at any time after 9th June 1988, a landlord (in this section referred to as “the landlord in default”) or any person acting on behalf of the landlord in default–

(a) …

(b) knowing or having reasonable cause to believe that the conduct is likely to cause the residential occupier of any premises–

(I) to give up his occupation of the premises or any part thereof, or

(ii) to refrain from exercising any right or pursuing any remedy in respect of the premises or any part thereof, does acts likely to interfere with the peace or comfort of the residential occupier or members of his household, or persistently withdraws or withholds services reasonably required for the occupation of the premises as a residence, and as a result the residential occupier gives up his occupation of the premises as a residence.

You know what is said above because you have had most of the paperwork and therefore you are aware that I have been unlawfully evicted given that in your correspondence of 15th February 2018 you did state “I was puzzled by your references to being evicted as the Council stated in their letter to me that they are not proceeding with this.” You spend too much time listening to those individuals in the Council who present you with untruths and misrepresent the case, and have done nothing to fact check or hold any of them to account.

The Council told you in there response to you about the situation that they would engage with myself and my fellow Claimant to address our concerns, they have not and you have not followed them up, you have done nothing.

I ask what authority you actually have? What can you do? What would you be prepared to do?

Sending a letter is not meaningful or helpful to a constituent in my situation.

I am a disabled man, a man who is registered as a vulnerable adult. Despite being competent to handle my own legal affairs and not being a danger to either myself or others, and being high functioning unlike others with my condition, I was left to fend for myself by the Council, I came to you for help and you left me to fend for myself as well, you did nothing.

Right now it can be said that Sir is in breach of the Equality Act 2010 as I have been treated less favourably than others, especially given the situation. I have health concerns that qualify as “protected characteristics” you know this and have done nothing.

I invite you one last time before any Appeal is heard to do something, anything, and fast.

Yours sincerely,

Mr Chris Jarvis


Open Letter to Angela Gabriel and Leeds City Councillors

My Dear Councillors,

I and other residents today received a letter from you with regard to the Parkwood Estate for which I am very grateful.

My reasons for being grateful are as follows, you have made a number of Claims with regard to the Parkwood estate, unfortunately for you, your legal department has made a number of Claims to the High Court of Justice that contradict your letter.

I have to inform you that the Court case has not ended and there is paperwork in the Court of Appeal at the Royal Courts of Justice with regard to some of what you have written about on your correspondance dated 21st February 2018.

I will be presenting your letter as evidence to the High Court to show that nobody in the Council has a clue or a grasp of the actual facts presented to the Court and in any case it will show that either you have told an untruth, or your legal department has been telling untruths, either way this is not good for your position.

It is safe to say this, from my point of view as a Claimant I say that not only is your correspondance untruthful, but so are the pleadings to Court on behalf of Leeds City Council and we await the decision of the High Court in this respect, however please be aware that whatever the decision is, it will not be a secret and the hearing will be in public and open to the press.

In short the Council and Labour as a whole have failed both I and others that live and have resided in the area.

Best wishes,

Mr Chris Jarvis


A Mandatory Order to direct Leeds City Council to follow the law

Jarvis and others are seeking a Mandatory Order from the Queen’s Bench Division of the High Court of Justice at the Royal Courts of Justice.

The claim has been sealed by the court, the defendants have been served with the court approved documents and the claim is now active.

A Mandatory Order is also known by another name, the writ of Mandamus. This is a common law claim.

Mandamus (“We command”) is a judicial remedy in the form of an order from a superior court, to any government subordinate court, corporation, or public authorityto do (or forbear from doing) some specific act which that body is obliged under law to do (or refrain from doing)—and which is in the nature of public duty, and in certain cases one of a statutory duty. It cannot be issued to compel an authority to do something against statutory provision.

The claim is simple in that Leeds City Council have not followed the law by enforcing tenancy contracts with equality.

If you support us in this claim, you support every law abiding man and woman in the country as this claim may set the precedent that others may make claims of a similar nature, to hold those in authority to account for their wrong doing and inaction.


“Leeds City Council an Authority of Inequality”

A writ is being sought before the Royal Courts of Justice to order and direct Leeds City Council to follow the law.

The case is simple and straightforward in that multiple examples may be brought before the Court to show that when it comes to acting as a local authority Leeds City Council has failed in its duty of care.

Recently the Chief Executive of Leeds City Council Tom Riordan said: “Sometimes we don’t get things right and we need to acknowledge that.” after the Council sought an injunction and failed to prevent a public interest news story being published exposing failures.

It is understood that there are tens of thousands of people on the housing waiting list in Leeds alone, people desperate and in need, whilst on the flip side there may be people in social housing who are simply abusing the system whilst Leeds City Council turn the blind eye provided that rent accounts are up to date.

There is no real deterrent in place for tenancy contract breakers and there has become a growing culture of tenants terrorising other tenants in social housing.

Leeds City Council recognises this by instructing tenants to call the Police in, but then the Council fails to enforce the publically available tenancy contract (available here ) with regard to the criminality that has been reported making certain Council estates unsafe places for people to reside.

Equality before the law is both mandatory and paramount. Legal Maxim

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Honour and Oaths

Only ever take an Oath that is administered to you on your full belief that you know what you are doing is true and honourable, else not knowing as truth, the content of the book you choose to afirm your Oath with, is immediately placing yourself in dishonour of the good you wish to serve.

By the wrong use of the most majestic spell of good contained within the Holy Bible you immediately deceive yourself.

Many people make this mistake in way of vanity, as they wish to appear to fit in amongst their peers.

Job 15:31 KJV

King James Version

Let not him that is deceived trust in vanity: for vanity shall be his recompence.

Conduct your life honourably, or face the consequences.

“We are all equal in Law

12 03 12 Letter from Leeds Magistrates declaring no jurisdiction

Reply from the Leeds Magistrates Courts with regard to the Notice of Fault and Opportunity to cure, stating that they have no jurisdiction, this was expected, but a necessary measure to demonstrate that the Jarvis family have not been dealt with in the correct way and that there has been a mistrial and a fraud that has taken place, at the very least, with Leeds City Council being the accused of the said crimes.

Statutory Declaration

On the 5th of March 2012 a Statutory Declaration was created, sworn on the Holy Bible before a Commissioner of Oaths, then duly served on Sir Norman Bettison, the Chief Constable of West Yorkshire Police, Tom Riordan, the Chief Executive Officer of Leeds City Council, the Leeds County Court and Leeds Magistrates Court.

Ten days were given for any dispute or rebuttal.