Thursday 20 December 2018 / 10:17 AM Melanie Onn

There is no excuse for people dying on our streets from homelessness – Melanie Onn

Melanie Onn MP, Labour’s Shadow Housing Minister, responding to the Office for National Statistics figures on deaths of homeless people, said:

“These figures are utterly shameful and reflect a complete failure of Conservative policy on housing, which has seen rough sleeping skyrocket since 2010.

“We are one of the richest countries in the world and there is no excuse for people dying on our streets.

“Labour will provide £100m to ensure that everyone has shelter when it becomes dangerously cold. We will end rough sleeping within five years to ensure that everyone has a place to call home.”