Published: 9th Apr 2018

The Green Party has vowed to protect social housing at the launch of its campaign for next month’s local elections. Speaking at the campaign launch in Lambeth last week, the party’s co-leader Jonathan Bartley (pictured) said Green Party councillors will always work to repair social homes instead of demolishing them in favour of developers building private housing. He also pledged Green councillors will give people a say in their futures – with meaningful input into plans for their community and a ballot for residents on the demolition of their homes. Mr Bartley also called on the government to ‘treat social housing with the value it deserves’ and end the controversial Right to Buy scheme, which has seen the number of social homes sold increase by more than 400% since Conservative ministers revamped the rules in 2012. ‘Cosy, complacent councils like this one in Lambeth have forgotten the communities they are … (To read the full article, subscribe below)