Friday, 27 April 2012

Change must happen now to solve the housing crises

One of the biggest post bag issues for me, like many MPs, is housing which is why Ministerial Questions on the subject is always well attended.

This week was no different. With Britain facing the biggest housing crisis in a generation Labour MPs demanded to know why, when the Tory-led Government promised change on housing, nothing is happening.

In fact their economic and housing policies are making things much worse.

House building is down, homelessness is up, private sector rents are unaffordable for far too many people and we have a market where too people can’t get mortgages.

The Tories are out of touch on housing.

Labour will face the housing crisis head on – building more affordable homes to buy and rent, helping homeowners make home improvements and making the private rented sector fit for families.