Thursday, 13 October 2011

Results - Shelter England

People come into my surgery complaining about the private rented sector. Desperate cases. Children and families with only a miserable future to look forward to. Condemned to a life of poverty in childhood. Where home is a damp and mould. Cold and sometimes dangerous. Bleak.
I make the point that voting matters. That campaigning matters. Below is the data set for your previous Conservative Council (1999-2011) who were given nearly a £100million in housing funding from the Labour Government but who allowed this shocking rise in misery. Local Conservatives never cared enough. These figures, given the staggering amount of money they were given is shocking.
Hyndburn (Stats provided Shelter's rent watch)
1997 - 1203
1998 - 909
1999 - 640
2000 - 1096
2001 - 1243
2002 - 1193
2003 - 1455
2004 - 2392
2005 - 3251
2006 -3430
2007 - 2643
2008 - 2831
2009 - 2088
2010 - 2842
2011 -

http://england.shelter.org.uk/professional_resources/housing_databank/results?area_selection=30UG&data_selection=A6&selected_min=1997&selected_max=2011