PMQs: Marsha de Cordova MP SLAMS May over Tory Battersea council “affordable housing” scandal

Battersea MP Marsha de Cordova slammed Theresa May’s housing hypocrisy at PMQs, after the Tory dominated Wandsworth Council pushed through the £9bn Battersea Power Station development with only a “shameful 9% of so-called “affordable” housing.”

Theresa May’s housing speech led Monday’s headlines, talking of “the crisis of affordability” and agreeing that the young are “right to be angry” about the lack of homes.

In Battersea however, the Tory council approved a Malaysian-backed firm’s request to reduce the number of planned affordable homes in the Battersea Power Station housing project from 636 to 386 – just 9% of the 4,364 total new homes.

Labour councillor Simon Hogg also revealed that Battersea residents had received leaflets in the past few days, stating the project’s affordable housing would be “ready for local people as early as 2020”!

The leaflet failed to mention that those “first” 386 affordable homes are also the only affordable homes being provided.

 

May’s response wasn’t too impressive either:

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