Thursday 13 December 2018 / 11:17 AM Housing / John Healey

Under the Tories even more children will be homeless this Christmas – John Healey

John Healey MP, Labour’s Shadow Housing Secretary, responding to the latest quarterly homelessness statistics, said:

“When this Conservative Government ends, the national shame of rising homelessness will be on its political tombstone.

“Homelessness fell at an unprecedented rate under Labour, but under the Tories even more children will be homeless this Christmas, with over 80,000 households and 120,000 children now without a home.

“This is a direct result of Conservative decisions to slash investment for affordable homes, cut back housing benefit, reduce funding for homelessness services, and deny protection to private renters.

“The next Labour Government will end rough sleeping within a Parliament and tackle the root causes of rising homelessness with more affordable homes and stronger rights for renters.”