MP Heckled Over Housing

Justine Greening laughed at during BBC's Question Time

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During filming on 5th November of the BBC program in north London, local MP & Labour's former shadow business secretary Chuka Umunna were blasted by an audience member for not building enough social homes.

Ms Greening was then laughed at by the audience when she said:
"It's really important for me that young people growing up in London do feel like they've got to get on the property ladder, and that means doing three..."

At this point she was stopped last night by laughter and cries of 'no money' from around the audience. She persisted:
"That means getting on with building more homes and over the last few years we have seen more council homes built, we've seen more affordable homes built."

David Dimbleby, the shows host pointed out that Ms Greening's claim went against the government's own figures. Those figures show 29,160 council and housing association homes were built in 2013/14 - down two years in a row from 29,490 in 2012/13 and 37,270 in 2011/12. However, social housing rates are higher than the 2003 all time low of 18,000 under Tony Blair.

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November 7, 2015