Tuesday, 2 May 2017

Labour's housing campaign pack

Labour has published a briefing outlining the Conservatives' seven years of failure on housing and putting forward Labour's alternative.

Home-ownership is down sharply, with almost 200,000 fewer homeowners since 2010, rough sleeping has more than doubled, private rents have risen faster than incomes, housing benefit spending has increased, and affordable housebuilding last year was at the lowest level in 24 years.

Almost every decision that Ministers have taken since 2010 has made the housing crisis worse, not better.

Labour has set out some of the ways in which we'll do things differently, including my plan for how a Labour government could bring 100,000 council and housing association homes a year - to rent and buy - as well as tough new standards for private rented homes, action to help first time buyers and a plan to end rough sleeping.

Read the local election housing campaign pack in full here.