Wycombe CLP supports the call for ending Right to Buy

Wycombe CLP has passed a resolution which, amongst other things, supports our call for Labour to commit to ending Right to Buy and for an end to the Right to Aquire for housing associations. Buckinghamshire is one of those areas where all the council housing stock was transferred to housing associations. It is spending nearly … Continue reading Wycombe CLP supports the call for ending Right to Buy

Labour Campaign for Council Housing AGM: campaigning for policies that can resolve the housing crisis

"Without ending the disastrous Right to Buy policy and funding a large scale social rent council house building programme, a Labour government will not resolve the acute housing crisis" Our campaign's AGM will take place by zoom on February 4th at 2 p.m. We will be discussing what Labour's housing policies are, what we want … Continue reading Labour Campaign for Council Housing AGM: campaigning for policies that can resolve the housing crisis

“A major expansion of council housing”

“Giving local housing authorities the power to stop council house sales is essential to any hope of dealing with the homelessness crisis” My view is that neither Starmer nor Nandy have any real clue, insight or interest in council housing. The Nandy speech was - frankly - empty rhetoric forgotten before she sat down. Giving … Continue reading “A major expansion of council housing”

Council housing should be Labour’s first housing priority

70% home ownership and 'social housing' as the second housing tenure are conflicting objectives At the recent Labour conference housing did not make it through the Priorities ballot so there was no composite motion debated. The previous four conferences had seen housing coming top in three and second only to the NHS in the other. … Continue reading Council housing should be Labour’s first housing priority

Right to Buy and “common ownership” are mutually exclusive

“...the idea of a home for life handed on in common ownership to future generations is an idea worth fighting for.” Lisa Nandy What is Labour's position on Right to Buy? Inside Housing reports from the Labour Party conference that “...Ms (Lisa) Nandy was asked at a fringe event where Labour stood on the policy … Continue reading Right to Buy and “common ownership” are mutually exclusive

Labour Campaign for Council Housing to support ‘Enough is Enough”

The Labour Campaign for Council Housing has agreed to support 'Enough is Enough' and encourage our members to participate in local groups. A lot of them have already signed up under their own steam. Amongst the demands of EiE we are pleased to see support for housing policies that we have campaigned for successfully at … Continue reading Labour Campaign for Council Housing to support ‘Enough is Enough”

Swindon council tenants reps call for rent freeze

Swindon Council tenant reps have written to the Cabinet member responsible for housing, calling on the council to press the government to fund a rent freeze for council housing. The media release is here. Picking up on the media release the Swindon Advertiser reported that more than 15,000 council and housing association tenants in the … Continue reading Swindon council tenants reps call for rent freeze

Truro and Falmouth

The Labour Campaign for Council Housing is supporting our member Jayne Kirkham in the contest for Labour parliamentary candidate for Truro & Falmouth. Here Jayne explains what her priorities will be. " As a member of the Labour Campaign for Council Housing I will advocate for solutions to include large scale provision of council housing..." … Continue reading Truro and Falmouth

Building Back Much Better: breaking through the inertia

With Leeds West the latest CLP to pass a motion calling for a Declaration of a Housing Emergency and government funding for a significant increase in the rate of delivery of social rent council homes, it is clear that there is a huge level of support within our Party for a call for action to … Continue reading Building Back Much Better: breaking through the inertia

New Labour’s culpability for the housing crisis

“At the end of New Labour's 13 years in government there were 655,000 less 'social homes' than when they were first elected.” Keir Starmer recently told Labour members that they should be proud of what the Blair government achieved. What did it achieve in relation to housing? If you examine New Labour's record there is … Continue reading New Labour’s culpability for the housing crisis