The Labour Party has launched a petition on the ‘Tory Housing Crisis’ in London, forming part of a wider campaign on affordable housing in the capital ahead of the local elections in May.
The petition states that the Conservatives a “housing crisis in London” and that Mayor Boris Johnson has failed to meet his own targets for building new affordable homes.
Launching the petition, Shadow London Minister Sadiq Khan MP said that Labour would work to tackle housing issues in the capital in both Westminster and local councils, by building more homes and tackling rogue landlords.
Sadiq Khan, Labour’s Shadow London Minister, said:
“The housing crisis is the biggest challenge facing London today. Home ownership is out of reach for all but the very wealthiest, rents are rising fast and overcrowding is getting worse. London desperately needs more homes. Labour will tackle the London Housing Crisis in Westminster and in Town Halls in London. We will build more affordable homes, tackle rogue landlords and create jobs in the construction industry. Londoners who want to tackle the London Housing Crisis should vote for a Labour Councils at the local elections in May.”
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