BRITS want Boris Johnson to prioritise building more council houses over right to buy schemes, a new survey reveals.
And housing ranks alongside the police and the NHS as one of the top five concerns for voters, according to the poll.
Brits want Boris Johnson to prioritise building more council houses over right to buy schemes, a new survey reveals[/caption]
The Tories are expected to unveil a big push to tackle the housing crisis at their party conference this weekend.
And on its eve, a new YouGov survey for Shelter reveals the sky-high house prices is a major concern for Brits.
Polly Neate, chief executive of Shelter, said: “Brexit may be centre stage, but politicians who ignore the housing emergency will find few friends at the ballot box.
“With millions denied the chance of a stable home they can afford, voters are very aware this crisis is getting worse.
“Any politician who is serious about housing must listen to what people actually want – and prioritise a new generation of social homes, over small scale homeownership schemes that only help a lucky few.
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“The country desperately needs unifying and we can bring people together with a new national plan to build three million social homes in the next 20 years, to give everyone the home they deserve.”
The survey found 37 per cent of voters said building more social housing is their top demand.
This was joint with tackling homelessness.
This compares to the 29 per cent who want No10 to prioritise homeownership schemes like right to buy.
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And as the country gears up for an expected snap election, the findings show it could be a key battleground for voters.
Increasing social housing is the fifth biggest issue for voters – only behind police, doctors, elderly care and investing in green energy.
The survey polled 4,934 adults.
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