Today the Chancellor announced his Autumn Statement.
After speaking with constituents I questioned the Chancellor on affordable housing.
Wandsworth Council have authorised over 10,000 new homes in the borough, of which 13% are deemed affordable. However, the cheapest house is a studio flat priced at £400,000.
This is not affordable. I therefore asked the Chancellor 'what is an affordable home?'
His response: there is a consenus that we need to make all homes affordable, but to do this challenges around land supply need to be resolved. A housing white paper will be brought forward by the Communities Minister shortly.
I am confident that this does not answer the question I asked. I will continue to fight for affordable housing for residents of Tooting.