Monday 2 January 2017 / 1:15 PM 2017 Press Archive / The Latest from Labour

The country deserves a proper plan for fixing the housing crisis, not just more hot air – John Healey

Commenting
on the government’s garden villages announcement, John Healey, Labour’s
Shadow Secretary of State for Housing, said:

“This
is more hot air on housing from Conservative Ministers. In the last Parliament
they promised a flagship ‘garden city’ at Ebbsfleet. Since 2012, we’ve had
32 government announcements on Ebbsfleet but less than 500 homes built –
or 16 homes for every press release.

“After
six years of failure on housing under Conservative Ministers, the number of
people who are homeless has doubled, the number of home-owners has fallen by
200,000, and in the last six years we built fewer homes than under any peacetime
Prime Minister since the 1920s. The country deserves a proper plan for fixing
the housing crisis, not just more hot air.”