Jul 042013


We need more homes, in the right place and at the right place. That’s the simple message in this short video from the National Housing Federation.

  • In London the private rented sector has grown by more than 75% in the last decade and there are now more people living in private rented accommodation than there are in social housing.
  • The 800,000 private tenants in London pay their landlords over £13 billion every year and rents are rising far faster than inflation or pay – up 9% in 2012 alone.
  • The average rent in London is now £1,196 per month – more than the minimum wage (£990) and almost as much as the recommended “living wage” (£1,368).

We need homes for working people and those in need and a housing policy that works for ordinary people, not just the rich.

Take just a few minutes to watch the video, visit the Yes to Homes website and tell your local council that you want them to say yes to homes.




Oct 062012

George Osborne must take immediate action on fuel prices to ease the pressure on families who are already facing a tough year and their incomes squeezed.

Sign up and tell George that he has to…

  • Immediately reverse the Tory-led government’s VAT rise on fuel – which has added nearly 3p to the cost of a litre of petrol.
  • Use the Budget to look again at the annual fuel duty rise due in April.
  • Work with other finance ministers to keep the supply of oil flowing and get world oil prices down, especially now. Continue reading »
Oct 062012

The NHS is a top priority for Labour and we will always support it.

The Tories used to say that too – but that was before the election.

  • David Cameron promised: “We will guarantee that health spending increases in real terms, in each year of the Parliament”
  • David Cameron promised: “We will stop the top-down re-organisations of the NHS that have got in the way of patient care”
  • David Cameron promised: “I will protect frontline services” Continue reading »