John Healey’s recycled news for Christmas?
WENTWORTH and Dearne MP John Healey has pledged that Labour will end homelessness, saying it was “not inevitable” in a country like the UK.
Branding the problem of rough sleeping a “national shame”, Mr Healry said a Labour government would double the number of homes “ring-fenced” for people who have slept on the streets.
Under Labour’s plan, 4,000 permanent new reserved flats or houses would be created, and a scheme providing housing for the formerly homeless in London extended beyond the capital.
Labour has pledged to end the “national shame” of rough sleeping within its next term in government – and challenged Theresa May to back the plan. Labour’s Shadow Housing Secretary John Healey, the Wentworth and Dearne MP, said there could … Continue reading