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

Time to end “Affordable rent”

Inside Housing has reported that housing association tenants are struggling to cope with the higher rents charged by landlords for so-called “affordable rent”. There's no reason to suspect that council tenants are any different. Read on below or download a PDF here ar-againDownload So-called affordable rent (AR) was introduced by the coalition government as part … Continue reading Time to end “Affordable rent”

Declaring a housing emergency – move this model resolution at your clp

Labour should be holding the government's feet to the fire over the housing emergency To read off-line download a PDF here post-conference-model-resolutionDownload In the priorities ballot to determine what issues would be discussed at the Labour conference housing once again was voted top priority by the constituency parties. The housing composite motion was voted through … Continue reading Declaring a housing emergency – move this model resolution at your clp

Labour Party conference fringe meeting

If you are in Brighton for the Labour conference come along to our fringe meeting on the Sunday. You can download a leaflet here: lcch-a5-16-09-21-final-2Download If you are a delegate make sure you vote for housing in the priorities ballot which will determine what is discussed in the conference.

Council Housing is not charity

Hello, my name is Clare Joseph and I am a Labour councillor for Victoria ward in Hackney. I grew up in Hackney and I live in social housing. The principal reason I ran for election in 2018 was that I was surrounded by building development in Hackney, but so little of it was council housing. … Continue reading Council Housing is not charity