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

Model resolution on ending Right to Buy

We have done a model resolution which you are welcome to use, for Constituency Labour Parties and for union branches in support of our call for Labour to commit to ending Right to Buy. The text is below. Model resolution for CLPs/Union branchesLabour should commit to ending Right to BuyThis CLP/union branch recognises that one … Continue reading Model resolution on ending Right to Buy

Reading Council Labour Group calls for Labour to commit to ending RTB

Reading Council Labour Group is the latest one to support our statement calling on Labour nationally to commit to ending Right to Buy. Ellie Emberson (pictured), Lead Member for Housing, Reading Council said: “In Reading, we are building Council houses and using Right to Buy receipts where we can to enhance and increase our stock. … Continue reading Reading Council Labour Group calls for Labour to commit to ending RTB

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”

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