UK Politics

Liberal Democratic Party: Housing report reveals shameful waiting lists under Labour says Teather

Press Release   •   Feb 05, 2010 08:32 GMT

“We urgently need more homes to rescue the thousands of people left languishing on waiting lists," said the Liberal Democrat Shadow Housing Minister.

Commenting on today’s report by the Commission for Rural Communities reveals that if house building continues at its current rate over the next five years then two thirds of housing demand in rural districts will not be met Sarah Teather said:

“This report shows that nowhere in the country has been able to escape the dire consequences of Labour’s failure to build more affordable housing.

“We urgently need more homes to rescue the thousands of people left languishing on waiting lists.

“Tackling the shameful number of properties lying empty and unused would be a good start.  Only the Liberal Democrats are promising huge levels of investment to bring an extra quarter of a million homes back into use and create vital jobs in the construction industry.”