A Labour parliamentary candidate has attacked his party’s record on housebuilding when it was last in government in the Blair-Brown era.
Will Martindale, who will stand for Battersea, told a conference: “I think one of the biggest mistakes of the 2010 time was the lack of housing that we built.” …
Only 6,330 council houses were completed from 1998 to 2010, against 17,710 in 1990 alone. In 2004 just 130 council homes were built.
That echoes what Labour’s London housing spokesperson has said too: