The Co-operative Party believes that everyone should have access to a home that is decent, safe, offers security and is affordable to buy or rent and to maintain and run. Co-operation can help achieve this vision.
Labour and Co-operative MP for Stalybridge & Hyde and Shadow Transport Minister
11th July 2012
Co-operative housing models play an important role in the UK’s current housing crisis and have proven to be affordable alternatives. Housing co-operatives have helped many families that were struggling to get a foot on the housing ladder and we must be committed to providing them with the full backing of the law, says Jonathan Reynolds MP, who is leading a debate in Parliament this afternoon on the subject.
Last Wednesday, co-operators gathered in Westminster with Labour's Shadow Housing Minister to discuss Labour & Co-operative MP Jonathan Reynolds’ private members bill on co-operative housing tenure, reports Daniel Carey-Dawes.
Charities and campaign groups are falling victim to legislation that outlaws advertising towards a political end. Shelter's recent adverts aimed at people on council housing waiting lists has been the latest to take this hit.