Friday, July 3News For London

Centre for London backs Sadiq Khan in his appeal for housing support in London

Photo: Katy Blackwood

Centre for London, a think tank organisation, supported the Mayor’s call on the government to help him in aiding homebuilding.

Joanna Corfield, Communications Manager at Centre for London, said: “This will help London maintain its competitiveness from outside the EU.”

Mayor Khan earlier today urged Chancellor Philip Hammond to act urgently to assist him in building new houses, requesting more money for affordable homes and devolution for London.

Corfield expressed concerns about the impact Brexit will have on the housing crisis in London: “Brexit is putting additional pressure on London’s housing crisis by slowing the number of homes being built. The Mayor is right to call on the government to give him increased powers.”

Conservative AM Andrew Boff had strongly criticised the Mayor’s housing policy in the last People’s Question Time in Dagenham. The Mayor, however, had defended himself by reminding Mr. Boff that the previous Conservative Mayor had failed to tackle the crisis even though the government had been Conservative.


(Sub: Lavanya Singh, Martin Steers)