Labour Parliamentary Candidate condemns news that 1 in 5 households face housing affordability problems.

LAURA McAlpine, Labour Parliamentary Candidate for Harlow and the Villages condemns the news that one in five households in England face housing affordability problems.

Ms McAlpine said: “To make housing more affordable for struggling families up and down the country, we need to build genuinely affordable homes.

“In Harlow, the average price of a house is now a staggering £316,000, whilst the average wage of a Harlow resident is less than £25,000.

Ms. McAlpine has branded Robert Halfon ‘late to the party’ on the issue of tackling potholes in Harlow.

“We need to build high quality social rented housing, on a mass scale to ensure hard-working families have the homes they deserve.

“Shelter’s ‘A Vision for Social Housing’ report concludes that 3.1 million new social rented homes need to be built over the next 20 years, that’s an average of 155,000 per year.”

Mark Ingall, Leader of Harlow Council added: “Laura and I care deeply about housing and clearly this news highlights the need for truly affordable social housing in Harlow. But the constraints of austerity from the Conservatives in Westminster make this a difficult to thing to provide on a local level.

“Through the hard work and due diligence of your Labour councillors, we will begin constructing new council housing in Harlow this year. This an achievement I am incredibly proud of but with 4,000 people on our housing needs list, I have ambitions to do more”

“This can only be achieved with Laura as the MP for Harlow within a Labour Government in Westminster that believes in Local Government and social housing and is prepared to invest in it. Labour’s housing pledge will give us the resources to build the truly affordable social housing for local people need”

John Healey MP, Labour’s Shadow Housing Secretary said:

“There has been a disastrous fall in the number of new homes for social rent under the Conservatives and we are now building over 30,000 fewer social rented homes a year than when Labour left office in 2010.

“After nine years of failure on housing, a Labour Government will build a million low-cost homes, the majority for social rent, and kick-start the biggest council housebuilding programme in nearly 40 years.”

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7 Responses to "Labour Parliamentary Candidate condemns news that 1 in 5 households face housing affordability problems."

  1. MickyB77   June 6, 2019 at 9:56 am

    Same old pack of lies. By comparison, how many homes did the Socialists
    build when they were spending like mad ?
    What’s Mrs A’s take on all this ?
    Probably the same ones she’s not been making for the last couple of years.

  2. jarrett   June 6, 2019 at 12:06 pm

    If it wasn’t for the 3 million that arrived under Blairs immigration policy we wouldn’t have this problem.

  3. kthe5   June 6, 2019 at 8:15 pm

    The old “blame imigrants for everything” racist trope yet again.
    Using publicly available data, net imigration during the 10 years Tony Blair was in charge was about 2.1 million, no where near 3 million.
    Still using publicly available data, net imigration between 2010 (the year David Cameron became PM) and 2018 was 2.3 million.
    So, there has been higher imigration in 8 years of the Tories than there was in 10 years of Tony Blair.

    As for house building, see:
    https://fullfact.org/economy/house-building-england/
    New builds have been reducing in number since the 1970s.
    See the bit “Who’s done better?”

  4. MickyB77   June 7, 2019 at 11:00 am

    kt, short on fact here.
    Bliar stated, that they didn’t have a clue about the numbers coming into the UK,
    whilst he was in office.

  5. kthe5   June 7, 2019 at 5:53 pm

    Hi Mickey
    The facts I posted are true to the best of my understanding. If you think I’m wrong then please point out which exact fact is wrong. I’m OK with re-checking.
    The new “fact” you claim that Tony B didn’t have a clue the numbers coming into the UK whilst he was in office, is partially wrong. According the the Torygraph “Tony Blair has admitted he did not realise how many migrants would come to the UK”. This is slightly different to the “fact” as you stated but is almost correct. “would” == past tense not prestent tense. Easy to make a mistake.
    I need to take a shower after sticking up for Tony Blair.

  6. MickyB77   June 8, 2019 at 5:28 am

    What’s that supposed to mean ?
    Have you been on the ‘sauce’ ?

  7. MickyB77   June 10, 2019 at 9:15 am

    The truth will out, eventually.
    As I’ve mentioned before, often, Mrs A is sponsored by Brett Hawksbee,
    the affluent, or if you prefer, effluent, behind the scene promoter of
    Momentum, in Harlow.
    So, a vote for her is a vote for extremist Socialism, just like Corbynski and
    his cronies.

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