The Labour Party Manifesto on Housing 2019

Architects for Social Housing

This is my first reading of the content relating to housing in the Labour Party Manifesto 2019, which was published today following Jeremy Corbyn’s speech at the launch of the manifesto in Birmingham.

Well, it’s not a good start. Although, on the contents page for the manifesto, the National Health Service, Education, Police and Security Services, Justice, Communities and Local Government, Fire and Rescue, and Digital, Culture, Media and Sport are all listed under the title of ‘Rebuild our Public Services’, Housing is listed under the following section titled ‘Tackle Poverty and Inequality’, together with Work, Women and Equalities, Migration, Social Security and Constitutional Issues. This echoes the diminished importance accorded the housing crisis by the Labour leader at this year’s Labour Party conference, where it merited a single mention in a 45-minute speech.

Even worse,

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