Has Jeremy Corbyn struck a Faustian pact with Labour's gentrification-happy local councillors?
For Lambeth council, clamping down on NOS canister litter is an easier win that focusing on the borough's real drug issues.
For Trace Newton Ingham, gentrification is a matter of life and death.
Protesters gathered outside to heckle delegates, who seemed hell-bent on making London even more expensive to live in.
Despite staking its 2015 election campaign on solving England's housing crisis, the party of Tony Blair is dropping the ball at the local level.