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Tuesday, October 18, 2022
Labour Housing Group Policy Day, 22.10.22: Fighting for the housing standards we need and deserve
(Looking forward to being a speaker at the Labour Housing Group Policy day this Saturday in Birmingham).
"Join us in Birmingham or online to discuss tackling poor housing standards across all tenures.
Winter is coming and millions of people are living in housing that is not suitable. From mould, to poor insulation and soundproofing, the quality of our homes has a major effect on our health and wellbeing.
While many people will go cold this winter, too many landlords, builders and developers are cashing in on a weak regulatory and enforcement regime up and down the country. Even newly built homes are beset with faults, with owners and renters struggling to get redress.
The good news is it doesn’t have to be this way. Join the Labour Housing Group, experts, campaigners and policy makers in Birmingham (or online!) to discuss how to create the homes we all need and deserve.
There will be workshops looking at maintenance and standards in all tenures: private rented, public rented, and owner-occupied homes.
Lisa Nandy MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Communities and Housing
Councillor Sharon Thompson, Birmingham City Council lead for Housing and Homelessness
Vicky Spratt, journalist and and housing rights campaigner
Tilly Smith, Generation Rent
Jacky Peacock, Advice4Renters
Councillor Kerrie Carmichael, Leader of Sandwell Council
Dr Jill Stewart, Senior Lecturer in Housing & Environmental Health, Middlesex University
Martin Wicks, Labour Campaign for Council Housing
Cllr John Gray, UNISON activist / Housing worker
The event is open to Labour Party members and supporters.
A lunch will be available for a small contribution of £6.