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I am sorry to hear of the problems you are having with Hackney Council.
First you need to lodge a formal complaint with the Council.
They have a complaints procedure and you need to work through this and exhaust their internal process before taking it further.
If they are unhelpful you can refer the matter to the Housing Ombudsman either on 0300(###) ###-####or by email to***@******.***.
Also you may find it easier and quicker to contact Shelter on 0808(###) ###-####who can help.
You could also contact your local Councillor or MP.
You should not refuse to move as they may term you intentionally homeless so take what they give you and fight to get the two bedroom flat.
You need to ask them the reason why they are giving you a one bedroom flat.
Is it shortage of stock or another reason?
You should call your local Councillor and ask them to intervene.
If you are sure they will not evict you then stay where you are and insist on the standard two bedroom option.
How old is your daughter?
Well, then you may be better to take this for the moment and then fight the decision whilst you at least have somewhere to be.
If you do write to them that you accept to move "without prejudice" to your rights and you still require two bedrooms.
Speak to Shelter they are very experienced in this field and can provide practical assistance.
Having a young child should make you priority need.
I hope this helps