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

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

Support from Scotland for ending RTB in England

Mercedes Villalba Scottish MSPs supporting our statement calling for Labour to commit to ending Right to Buy in England have said: “High-quality council housing should be the first option for prospective tenants, rather than being forced into the private rented sector where rents continue to rise and protections are minimal. Right-to-Buy reduces council housing stock … Continue reading Support from Scotland for ending RTB in England

“I agree with Michael Gove Actually”

Carol Hayton and David Hide were, like many Labour members surprised to hear Lisa Nandy saying she agrees with Michael Gove on Right to Buy. We were extremely disappointed to hear Lisa Nandy state that she supported the 'Right To Buy' on the BBC's 'Sunday with Laura Kuenssberg' programme. This disregards the successive conference policy … Continue reading “I agree with Michael Gove Actually”

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

Hackney South CLP calls for end of Right to Buy

Hackney South & Shoreditch CLP is sending a resolution to the London Labour Party Regional Conference calling for an end to RTB amongst other demands. The resolution reads: "Conference recognises that the severe shortage of social rented housing is at the root of London's housing crisis. We urge the Mayor, the London Assembly and councils … Continue reading Hackney South CLP calls for end of Right to Buy

Labour should commit to ending Right to Buy

Sign our statement Although housing wasn't discussed at the recent Labour conference both the 2019 and 2021 conferences passed housing resolutions which included the call for Labour to commit to ending Right to Buy (RTB). That commitment was included in the 2019 Manifesto. At the 2021 conference Lucy Powell, then Shadow Minister responsible for housing, … Continue reading Labour should commit to ending Right to Buy

“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