Branch Secretary :

New poll: Mass social rent building is key vote winner

Housing revolution


A new poll shows the electoral importance of Labour’s commitment to a mass programme of social house building.


We need to get the message out that Labour supports a ‘housing revolution’ grant funded social rent housing.


Housing second to NHS


Housing was even said to be the second most important local issue after the NHS among the ‘undecided’ and ‘Labour leavers’.


Those who backed Leave in 2016 and Labour in 2017 but now don’t know who to vote for in this election are a key part of the Conservatives’ electoral strategy.


Some 65% of ‘Labour leavers’ said they would support the next government if it invested billions in social housing. - 65% of undecided voters who backed Labour in the last election and voted ‘leave’ in the EU referendum support the idea of spending £12.8bn annually on new social housing.


150,000 social homes annually


Labour is committed to build 150,000 social homes annually, a policy our branch and Unite campaigned for.


Of the Labour ‘leave’ swing voters, 72% also backed the idea of spending £1bn on helping ‘left behind’ communities.


The Office for National Statistics poll (funded by the NHF) was conducted with 2,235 swing voters, including a mixture of those who voted for one of the three main parties in the 2017 General Election and either option in the 2016 EU referendum.


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