Andrew Gwynne, MP for Denton and Reddish, has backed Labour’s plans to help first time buyers on the housing ladder.
Gwynne has called on the Government to ‘get a grip’ on the housing crisis, which has seen prices double since 2009, and local people priced out of getting onto the property ladder.
As part of its wider strategy to tackle the housing crisis, Labour has pledged to extend the mortgage guarantee scheme, and give first time buyers first dibs on new houses in their area. This will come alongside wide-ranging planning reforms to build more genuinely affordable homes and action to stop entire developments being sold to overseas investors.
The Government has been criticised by Labour for not doing enough to support first time buyers and homeowners during the cost-of-living crisis. As a result of the disastrous Tory mini-budget last year, Labour analysis shows that households across the North West are paying around £350 more each month in mortgage repayments.
Commenting, Andrew Gwynne said:
“I’m really pleased that Labour is setting out concrete measures to address the housing crisis, while working people and first-time buyers across Denton and Reddish continue to pay the price for Tory incompetence.
“We all deserve the right to decent, affordable homes. Unfortunately, this Government’s failure to get a grip on the housing crisis has seen prices almost double over the last 13 years.
“Only Labour will tackle the housing crisis and build a better Britain.”