Tory Housing Crisis

LHC_leaflet_front.jpgThe Tories are out of touch, and you're out of pocket.

The Tories have caused a housing crisis in London.

  • House building is at the lowest level since 1924

  • London rents are rising at 10% a year

  • Home ownership in London is falling

  • The average age of a first time buyer is now 38

  • The average London rent is now more than half of the average London income

  • More than 55,000 Londoners have been hit by the Bedroom Tax

  • The Tory Mayor of London is missing his own targets for building new affordable homes

Tackling the housing crisis is Labour’s number one priority in London

 Labour councils will tackle London’s housing crisis

  • Build more genuinely affordable homes
  • Tackle rogue landlords and rip-off letting agencies
  • Build more homes for London’s growing population
  • Bring empty homes back into use
  • Create jobs and apprenticeships in the building industry
  • Labour will repeal the Bedroom Tax 

UPDATE: Labour will make renting more affordable and secure

Ed Miliband has launched Labour’s plan to make renting more affordable and secure. We will change the law to ban letting agencies from charging tenants fees of up to £500 and make renting more secure and affordable.

Tenants will be allowed to stay in their homes for up to three years if they choose to and we will cap the amount rents can increase by over this period. Our plans will make life easier for the millions of Londoners who rent – you can read more about it here

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.


Sign our petition and support our campaign:

"The Tories remain out of touch and are leaving Londoners out of pocket, I support Labour’s action to tackle London’s housing crisis."

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Reactions

signed 2014-04-09 23:53:18 +0100
It’s sad myself and my wife are doctors and we are struggling to get our foot on the property ladder in London. The prospect seems that we will have to leave London in the near future.
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signed 2014-03-15 23:58:35 +0000
I was made homeless October 2013 and still homeless, nowhere wants to accept dss and deposit bond scheme from my local council and only in band 3 on housing list, it’s beyond a joke now. Need a place to call home again
signed 2014-03-15 11:42:17 +0000
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signed 2014-03-10 04:03:25 +0000
Social housing waiting list is never ending!
signed 2014-03-07 10:32:00 +0000
The Tories are intent on decimating the Earl’s Court Exhibition Centre, which contributes hundreds of millions of pounds to the Treasury, enriches the well-bring of those who live in Earl’s Court and provides jobs for local workers. In its place will be more luxury flats that will be sold to overseas buyers and thus remain empty. We have been fighting this since 2008. Andy Slaughter MP has been the only voice in the House of Commons who has supported Earl’s Court, and he is also fighting property takeovers by the Tories for the wealthy in his own constituency in Hammersmith & Fulham.
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signed 2014-02-23 23:40:47 +0000
Tory government , and Tory councils are out of touch of the common person.
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@jenniferkelsey1 tweeted link to this page. 2014-02-22 14:41:47 +0000
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signed 2014-02-22 14:37:31 +0000
Hi There

I have six children between seven and eighteen, all in full time education and I am unable to work now due to my health condition. I have been provided with an interview and warned that the Barnet Council will place me in accommodation outside London. I informed council that I can not be placed out there as my children are in school locally and doing their GCSE, AS, and A- levels. I have even been to the constituency office and meet Theresa Villiers and nothing was done since then. For me it seems that Barnet Council is Government on its own and do not care at all for its citizen. And I feel so sad and those bastards who has the power has no rights to treat my family in that way.
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