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Nick campaigning with Julia for affordable housing

March 15, 2008

Liberal Democrats in Hastings and Rye are calling for government action to tackle the growing shortage of affordable homes.

The call was made after Nick Perry, Lib Dem parliamentary campaigner, met leading affordable housing campaigner Julia Goldsworthy MP at the party’s recent Spring Conference in Liverpool.

The Conference voted to back measures to build 1.3 million new affordable homes over the next ten years in England. The plans aim to greatly reduce the waiting list for social housing which currently stands at over 1.6 million, up nearly 60% since 1997.

“I know that many people in Hastings and Rye have difficulty finding an affordable home,” said Nick.

“Many young people are stuck in the parental home unable to move out. Many young families cannot afford to move to the larger home they need.

“The plans agreed by the Liberal Democrats would help those on council and housing association waiting lists to get the home they need at the price they can afford.”

Julia Goldsworthy MP said,

“I was pleased to be able to discuss housing with Nick. Across the country, the Government has failed to ensure there is enough social and affordable housing available. The Liberal Democrats have now agreed plans that will ensure we have enough homes for all.”


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