Earlier today, Stephen attended a Homes for Britain drop-in event in Parliament. The event sought to raise awareness of the shortage in good, affordable housing.

Speaking afterwards, Stephen said: "It seems that for the first time ever almost everyone now acknowledges the need to build more homes and that housing must be a political priority. That is long overdue.

"Housing is one of the biggest issues facing Britain. For decades we, as a country, haven't built enough new homes. Young people still strive to get on the housing ladder but that dream has become increasingly distant over the past thirty years. At the same time families struggle to find a decent home at a price they can afford. 

"Ensuring that people have access to good housing is a local issue, but it must also continue to be a national priority. That’s why I attend a Homes for Britain drop-in session in Parliament last week, and why in the run up to the General Election I’ll be representing the people of East Ham by calling for an end to the housing crisis within a generation."

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AuthorStephen Timms