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We’ll hold the new government to its commitment to end the housing crisis

During the recent election campaign, people organised activities the length and breadth of the country to call on politicians to end the housing crisis. An inflatable house floated over communities highlighting that a decent home at a price you can afford is still out of reach for many. An editorial in The Sun stated that housing was centre stage in an election for the first time in decade. We’ve created the political space for the new Government to deliver. This was a huge success.

The first speech of a Prime Minister often reflects the mood of the nation and the ambition of the electorate. Just after the election, David Cameron, reiterated his manifesto commitment to ‘building homes that people are able to buy and own’ on the steps of Downing Street.

With this, the Parliament of 2015 offers us the opportunity to truly tackle an injustice that affects every community in the country and people from all walks of life. The opportunity to work with a new generation of politicians who saw that building more homes was a priority for many voters on the doorstep.

We will be launching a new milestone for the Homes for Britain campaign, which we’re calling ‘the Parliament of Houses’. We must remind the Government and Parliament of 2015 that during the election campaign the main parties pledged their support for ending the housing crisis within a generation and committed to produce a long-term plan within the first year of government.

We will do this by inspiring the thousands of people who added their voice to our campaign before the election to now join us to let MPs know that it’s time to end the housing crisis. And that it is now time for the Parliament of Houses.

Written by John Pierce | Posted on 5th June 2015

John is the public engagement lead on the Homes for Britain campaign

Website: https://homesforbritain.org.uk