Model resolution for Labour conference 2022

Here is our campaign's model resolution for this year's Labour conference in Liverpool. Please try to get it passed by your CLP and sent as its resolution. Housing "The Chartered Institute of Housing 's 2022 UK Housing Review states, “the Right to Buy has become a strategic failure in England and, unless reconsidered, the policy … Continue reading Model resolution for Labour conference 2022

Zoom Meeting: Discussion on Local Authority Housing Provision

Saturday April 30th, open 1.45 p.m. For 2 p.m. start Speakers: Janice Morphet/Ben Clifford and Joe Penny Janice Morphet and Ben Clifford have researched direct delivery of housing by councils. They “found that in comparison with 2017 and 2019, the number of councils with companies, which may include housing companies and property companies of various … Continue reading Zoom Meeting: Discussion on Local Authority Housing Provision

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

Leicester Labour Group supports declaring a housing emergency

Supporters of the Labour Campaign for Council Housing moved a resolution at Leicester Council's ruling Labour Group proposing that the council Declare a Housing Emergency (along the lines of our model resolution for CLPs). Prior to that Leicester West CLP had passed our resolution and sent it off to the Group. The resolution at the … Continue reading Leicester Labour Group supports declaring a housing emergency

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.

Right to Buy receipts should only be used to fund council housing

The Labour Campaign for Council Housing believes that Right To Buy should be ended. It has been a disaster. It is one of the main reasons for the acute shortage of council housing1. But so long as the policy remains in place then the receipts from sales should only be used to fund building council … Continue reading Right to Buy receipts should only be used to fund council housing

Ten point plan for housing

This is a response to the interim report from the Housing, Transport and Local Government policy Commission of the Labour Party. Joint Submission to the National Policy Forum from theLabour Campaign for Council Housing, Labour Homelessness Campaign, Labour Tenants United, Labour Land Campaign. A meeting attended by representatives from the above four organisations was held … Continue reading Ten point plan for housing

The housing crisis cannot be resolved without large scale council house building

These are the comments of the Campaign in response to the housing content of Keir Starmer's recent speech. "The Labour Campaign for Council Housing was disappointed that in his recent speech, Keir Starmer associated "fixing the housing crisis" only with with providing young people with the prospect of owning their own home. There was nothing … Continue reading The housing crisis cannot be resolved without large scale council house building

Why I’ve joined the Labour Campaign for Council Housing

Nottingham City Councillor, Phil Jackson As a new local councillor in Nottingham I am aware of the national crisis in housing and the unmet housing need of an increasing number of local people waiting on the housing list and in expensive private rented accommodation. We desperately need to invest & build many more affordable homes, … Continue reading Why I’ve joined the Labour Campaign for Council Housing

Letter from our campaign to the new Labour leadership

To Keir Starmer Angela Rayner Thangam Debbonaire From the Labour Campaign for Council Housing April 8th 2020 Dear Keir/Angela/Thangam On behalf of the Labour Campaign for Council Housing congratulations on winning the Labour Party leadership/deputy leadership election and Thangam's appointment to Shadow Housing Minister. We are asking for a commitment from the new leadership to … Continue reading Letter from our campaign to the new Labour leadership