UK Politics

Liberal Democratic Party: Labour failing on affordable homes says Teather

Press Release   •   Jan 19, 2010 10:38 GMT

“It is absolutely shameful that Labour’s housing failure is forcing young couples to put their dreams of starting a family on hold," said the Liberal Democrat Shadow Housing Minister.

Commenting on new Shelter research showing that people are putting off starting a family because of their housing situation, Sarah Teather said:

“This new research by Shelter is further proof that the crisis in affordable housing is having a dramatic and devastating impact on people’s lives.

“It is absolutely shameful that Labour’s housing failure is forcing young couples to put their dreams of starting a family on hold.

“Everyone knows of a property in their area sitting empty that could be used to house a young family in need. We need to fight a war on empty homes so that people can get on with living their lives.”