Tories Housing Bill in Trouble in House of Lords

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Housing Bill – join growing opposition

 Housing Bill – join growing opposition

The Housing Bill is in trouble, with local government leaders calling for defeats see LGA leaders’ letter and Lords rejecting key parts of the Government’s flagship policies see Telegraph and Mirror reports. A growing campaign rejects the Bill’s plans to sell off council homes, remove secure tenancies, force more into unregulated and expensive private renting, and replace homes for rent with starter homes for sale to a lucky few. See Briefing and Evidence to Lords.National sleep out protests this Friday 15th are getting wide support, linking with homeless march and protests to highlight the threat of more homelessness. See sleepout protest details and March with the Homeless.

New areas are joining in daily: to add your area send details to killthehousingbill@gmail.com and info@defendcouncilhousing.org.uk. The campaign goes to Parliament 11 May, before MPs final vote on the Bill.

Tenants, trade unions and councillors will join a protest 12-2pm at Old Palace Yard and then 3-7pm inside Parliament to meet other areas, MPs and Lords and to co-ordinate visits to MPs to change their minds on the Bill. Get in touch for details and leaflets.

And note 18 June second national march against the Housing Bill – we want it scrapped, and for everyone to have a secure home they can afford.Useful links

Evidence to House of Lords
Briefing
Facebook and on line petition

 

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About seancreighton1947

Since moving to Norbury in July 2011 I have been active on local economy issues with Croydon TUC and Croydon Assembly, and am a member of the latter's Environment Forum. I am a member of the 5 Norbury Residents Associations Joint Planning Committee, and a Governor of Norbury Manor Primary School. I write for Croydon Citizen at http://thecroydoncitizen.com. I co-ordinate the Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and Croydon Radical History Networks and advise the North East People's History Project.. I give history talks and lead history walks. I retired in 2012 having worked in the community/voluntary sector and on heritage projects. My history interests include labour movement, mutuality, Black British, slavery & abolition, Edwardian roller skating and the social and political use of music and song. I have a particular interest in the histories of Battersea and Wandsworth, Croydon and Lambeth. I have a publishing imprint History & Social Action Publications.
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