Wednesday 26 February 2020 / 10:42 PM John Healey

John Healey responds to the Prime Minister’s announcement on rough sleeping

Responding to the announcement by the Prime Minister on rough sleeping, Labour’s Shadow Housing Secretary John Healey MP said:

“It’s a shameful disrespect to those living and dying on our streets for Boris Johnson to appoint someone to Government who thinks rough sleeping is a lifestyle choice.

“The Conservatives are in denial about the scale of street homelessness, with new figures showing that the Government’s own statistics are seriously misleading the public about the number of people sleeping rough.

“After ten years of failure, the Conservatives should adopt Labour’s plan to end rough sleeping for good.”