"The Government need to focus on bringing empty properties back into use," Liberal Democrat Shadow Housing Minister.
Commenting on today’s Government announcement of new guidelines on ‘local homes for local people’, Sarah Teather said:
“This rehashed announcement will do nothing to help the millions of people set to spend this Christmas stuck in temporary accommodation or on the streets.
“While Labour and the Tories have spent years squabbling over who should be at the top of the housing queue, that queue has grown longer and longer.
“Instead of fiddling around the edges, the Government need to focus on bringing empty properties back into use and building the many new homes that local families need.”