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Council houses unsafe under a Conservative government


Published Jan 19, 2016

Tim_Aker.jpegUKIP have blasted the Conservatives for welcoming the threat of homelessness for the most vulnerable in society. On Sunday Politics London Tory MP Matthew Offord said the tenure of council houses should be a maximum of five years and said no one should ever expect to stay in their house all their life.

The Government's Housing and Planning Bill currently plans to limit all future Council tenancy to a maximum of five years but the Tory MP announced plans to go further.

UKIP's Cllr Tim Aker MEP said: "The most vulnerable people in society, especially the elderly, should not be threatened with eviction from their house every five years.

"We understand that something needs to be done to address the shortage of housing. Only British Nationals or those that have paid into the pot for five years should be allowed to apply for social housing.

"It is disgraceful that we spent £12bn a year on foreign aid while we have over 100,000 people homeless in the UK, including thousands of ex-servicemen."

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