Chief of the Southwark Liberal Democrats has criticised the Mayor of London for boasting about his housing document whereas many Londoners wrestle to seek out respectable houses.
This morning, Sadiq Khan touted his document on home constructing as a “golden period of council houses” in an interview on Sky Information and stated on Twitter that he had “smashed the federal government’s goal” of beginning 116,000 inexpensive houses.
Nonetheless, Cllr Chamberlain has identified that solely 17.6% of the houses in-built Southwark throughout his tenure as mayor had been social or inexpensive hire.
In response to the Mayor’s bulletins, Cllr Chamberlain, chief of the Southwark Liberal Democrats, stated, “The mayor’s feedback this morning are insulting to the thousands and thousands of Londoners struggling to seek out inexpensive, good high quality housing. The truth right here in Southwark is that solely 17.6% of the homes in-built Sadiq’s tenure had been social or inexpensive hire, whereas the housing ready record has rocketed to over 17,000. Within the meantime, 1000’s are compelled into unaffordable and sometimes insufficient personal rental sector.
Since Labour took over Southwark council, we now have misplaced over 2,000 council houses and have the best variety of vacant dwellings. That won’t strike anybody as a document to be pleased with.
The image is identical throughout the capital. Communities are disappearing throughout London as council houses are changed by unaffordable properties for the wealthy. Sadiq Khan must get on the market and converse to the individuals in his metropolis. Perhaps then he’d perceive that is no time to pay himself on the again, that is simply the beginning.”