COUNCIL HOUSE BUILDING DOWN 82% UNDER LABOUR

Southwark Council's latest figures on house-building show the number of council homes built in the borough has fallen by a massive 82% since Labour took over running the council in 2010.

Between 2002 and 2010, the previous Liberal Democrat council built an average of 46 new council homes a year (368 in total), but since 2010, Labour has only managed a total of 33 - an average of just 8 each year.

That's despite selling-off or demolishing 935 council homes in the same period - meaning a net loss of over 900 homes.

Southwark Liberal Democrats have made housing one of our top priorities, and we’ve set out a clear strategy to reverse Labour’s dismal record on housing. If we take control of the council on 22 May, we will not only get serious about house building, but also bring empty homes back into use and start getting better deals from developers.

We've already published a full policy paper on housing, which can be read on our website at www.southwark-libdems.org.uk/housing.