Nationally, housing is now Labour’s top priority. Here’s more on the local picture in Scarborough and Whitby.

Labour’s local action plan for Housing:

* Key to solving the housing crisis is creating more social housing.

* Private lets need rent controls, minimum standards and secure tenancies – savings on current high levels of housing benefits collected by landlords would go to support good social housing.

* Holiday lets will pay a fair share of local taxes.

* ‘Affordable’ housing has to really mean affordable, and link to local earnings.

* Need, not private profit, must drive housing policy.

* Understanding the local context is really important – a local housing plan would focus on strengthening communities of year-round residents, and helping young people into good quality housing.

 

Go to Key Issues for the full report

Door-knocking in Scarborough, our candidate Hugo Fearnley with Labour
Door-knocking in Scarborough, our candidate Hugo Fearnley with Labour's shadow secretary of state for housing, John Healey.
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