The liberal darling Justin Trudeau is less popular with younger voters than his Conservative opponent. The intense focus on the most pressing issue for younger people is part of the reason.
The seventh part of our series on reducing demand for government, in which we set out a programme for change – focused on families, civil society and government.
If the Government doesn’t present a proper plan for transition to commonhold, Sir Keir Starmer will take the mantle of champion of homeownership.
I will amend the London Plan to promote an increase in affordable family homes, instead of tower blocks and one bedroom flats.
The role of freeholders, developers, agents, and landlords (both social and private), intersect alongside a multitude of private, social, and home-ownership tenures. These relationships can be complex, accountability and responsibility diffuse.
Councils are won and lost through hard work, a consistent Conservative policy message, good campaigning, and good candidates. We must be so careful to avoid losing the mantle of the party of home ownership.
Not long ago, socialist politicians denounced the easing of planning restrictions as a “developer’s charter.”
It could be used towards that first deposit, or for a small range of other approved purposes, such as education and training, setting up a business, or putting money into a pension.
Delivering more homes, and leaving our environment in a healthier state for future generations, are fundamentally conservative goals.
As a successful entrepreneur, she will understand the value of letting the private sector deliver as much high-quality housing as it can.
There is a good case for stronger regulation, perhaps even abolition. But a one-sided view of the rights and obligations of property isn’t it.