Thursday 22 November 2018 / 10:17 AM John Healey

We are now building over 30,000 fewer social rented homes a year – John Healey

John Healey MP, Labour’s Shadow Secretary of State for Housing, responding to new affordable housing statistics, said:

“These figures confirm the disastrous fall in the number of new affordable homes for social rent under the Conservatives.

“We are now building over 30,000 fewer social rented homes a year than when Labour left office in 2010. At this pace, it will take 170 years just to house the families currently on councils’ waiting lists.

“After eight years of failure on housing, the next Labour Government will build a million low-cost homes, the majority for social rent.”