Housing - rights for people in rented homes
For the many, not the few
This election is a choice between a Labour Party who will build a Britain for the many, and a Conservative Party who stand only for the few
Labour will stand up for you. We will deliver a better, fairer Britain where prosperity is shared, everyone is rewarded fairly for hard work and where a home to rent or buy is affordable. We will build a Britain for the many not the few.
The Tories stand only for the privileged few. For most people real terms pay is still lower than before the economic crash while the lucky few at the top are given tax breaks worth tens of billions by the Tories. Meanwhile the NHS and schools are run into the ground by a combination of Tory cuts and mismanagement.
Housing : Labour's consumer rights revolution for renters
The Conservative's record on housing is one of seven years of failure.
In the private rented sector, tenants are now spending £800 million every month on homes which the Government classes as 'non-decent'. Around a quarter of this - some £2.3 billion a year - is paid by housing benefit.
Labour is today setting out a how we'll do things differently. We will act in the interests of the many not just the few by delivering a consumer rights revolution for renters. We will improve standards, security and affordability for people who rent their homes from a private landlord.
Labour will guarantee new legal minimum standards to ensure that all homes are at least 'fit for human habitation', give councils new powers to license landlords, allow private tenants to report those that rent homes that are unsafe, and will introduce tough new fines of up to £100,000 for landlords who fail to meet minimum standards.
Under Labour, no one will be denied their basic consumer housing rights or help to address their concerns.
For the many not the few: Anniversary of the 1997 election victory
Today is the 20th anniversary of Labour's 1997 election win. During 13 years in government Labour vastly improved the living standards of millions of families, rebuilt and improved our public services and created a fairer, more equal society.
From Sure Start to the NHS; from the National Living Wage to the Northern Ireland peace process, the last Labour government stood up for the many not the few. Those achievements are a reminder that working people need a Labour government