EVENT: Where the heart is: solving Britain’s housing crisis


Michael Stephenson, General Secretary of the Co-operative Party, is speaking at the following Progress event:

Where the heart is: solving Britain’s housing crisis
21 June 2011 | 18:00 to 19:30
Grimond Room, Portcullis House, House of Commons, SW1A 0AA

Progress policy review series

Housing is a major issue among Labour and aspiring Labour voters and has been consistently talked about as an issue within the party. New Labour improved housing for many yet there are still many challenges ahead ranging from young people trying to get on the property ladder, communities needing more social housing access as well as a housing market that is sustainable in the long term . The home is where the heart is, can Labour solve the British housing crisis?

The event speakers are:

  • Keynote: Rt Hon Caroline Flint MP, Shadow Local Government Secretary
  • Reply: Cllr Claire Kober, Leader of Haringey council
  • Panellist: Michael Stephenson, General Secretary, Co-operative Party
  • Chair: Cllr Patrick Diamond, Southwark council

This event is part of a series Progress is holding as part of the party’s policy review process. Each event focuses on a key area where Labour’s renewed policy offer will be crucial to its chances at the next election.