Liberal Democrats call for major house building programme

September 26, 2012 3:41 PM
Originally published by UK Liberal Democrats

Commenting, Co-chair of the Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Party Committee on Communities and Local Government, Annette Brooke said:

"Decades of failure by Labour and Conservative governments have left us with a housing crisis that forced rents higher and higher and left thousands of people with no hope of getting a foot on the property ladder.

"The Liberal Democrats want to see a massive house building programme which will help kick-start the economy, create jobs and give thousands of people a decent place to live.

"We also want to crack down on rogue landlords by forcing all landlords to be licensed. We want a fairer deal for tenants, giving them more power and security."