"Supposedly this change will affect 6000 people nationally, many of whom may have lived in a council property for a couple of generations.
"However, I totally understand the Government’s viewpoint that these high earners have had the benefit of living in council homes with cheap rent for many years, but actually, should be able to afford to rent privately or purchase their own property instead of relying on the councils’ already stretched resources.
"With a growing shortage of council properties and two million people already on the national waiting list, which is between five and 25 years, something had to give and that is why the Coalition is trying to be more proactive.
"Bear in mind with recent benefit cuts that have come in, councils will already be under more pressure than ever to re-house social tenants that are possibly being evicted from more expensive boroughs of London."
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