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"London’s housing crisis has reached a critical level" - Tom Copley AM

Commenting on Saturday’s March for Homes to London City Hall, Labour’s London Assembly Housing Spokesperson Tom Copley AM said:

"London’s housing crisis has reached a critical level. This is the legacy Boris will leave if he doesn’t take notice of the crowds who gather today united in their determination to turn this crisis around.

“Yesterday a new report found that 76% of Londoners now believe there is a housing crisis in their area. For many Londoners, the idea of owning a home is becoming an increasingly unachievable dream. It is not surprising given how growing numbers of families are facing financial hardship just making their rent payments each month, whilst others linger for decades on waiting lists that never seem to move. 

“Despite the depth of concern the response from the Mayor has been pitiful – consistently failing to build the number of affordable homes London needs, refusing to take action to rouge landlords and turning a blind eye to overseas investors pushing up prices. Londoners need a Mayor they can rely on to take tangible steps to address this problem, not one that blusters his way through with empty rhetoric and false promises as Boris Johnson has.”    

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