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Homes for Britain rally

On Tuesday 17th March 2015, the ‘Homes for Britain’ campaign reached its destination at the Methodist Central Hall in Westminster to host the biggest housing rally ever. Over 2,000 congregated to demand politicians acknowledge housing as a key electoral topic for the upcoming election, and future manifestos…

On Tuesday 17th March 2015, the ‘Homes for Britain’ campaign reached its destination at the Methodist Central Hall in Westminster to host the biggest housing rally ever. Over 2,000 congregated to demand politicians acknowledge housing as a key electoral topic for the upcoming election, and future manifestos.

The RLA has been a ‘core partner’ of the Homes for Britain group since its inception and from beginnings of fringe events at party conference it has grown to capture the imagination of the entire housing sector typified by the attendance and importance of the event in Westminster.

Nearly under the shadow of Big Ben, Methodist Central hall provided a fitting venue for a housing rally the size of which has never been seen. Hopefully it won’t be needed again.

Jonathon Dimbleby compered the event and welcomed Alan Ward, RLA Chairman, as the first industry speaker to the stage. Alan eloquently introduced Nigel Farage, leader of the UK Independence Party (UKIP),  to the stage with a choice quote “We need cross party and cross sector support” to achieve the goals of ‘ending the housing crisis within a generation’.

Spokespeople from five of the major parties: Conservatives Party Chairman Grant Chaps; Caroline Lucas MP of the Green Party; Shadow Minister for the Department of Local Government Hilary Benn for Labour; Secretary of State for the Department of Energy and Climate Change, Ed Davey MP spoke for the Liberal Democrats; and Leader the UK Independence Party Nigel Farage addressed the gathering.  All spokespeople had a chance to outline their plans for housing should they take power, and confirmed their intent to ‘end the housing crisis within a generation’.

Visit the Homes for Britain website for more information on how you can contribute to the on-going campaign!

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The Residential Landlords Association (RLA) represents the interests of landlords in the private rented sector (PRS) across England and Wales. With over 23,000 subscribing members, and an additional 16,000 registered guests who engage regularly with the association, we are the leading voice of private landlords. Combined, they manage almost half a million properties.

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