“House building under the Tories has fallen to its lowest peacetime levels since the 1920s, Huff Post UK reveals today.
An analysis of house building going back more than a century shows the most recent years of Conservative rule has seen the lowest average house build rate since Stanley Baldwin was in Downing Street in 1923.
According to figures compiled by the House of Commons Library, an average of 127,000 homes a year have been built in England and Wales since the Tories took office in 2010.
This is the lowest level since Baldwin’s first stint as Prime Minister in 1923, when just 86,000 homes were built. …
… Alongside the figures, Labour also released a dossier of broken election pledges from the Tories’ 2015 manifesto. This included the promise to “build 200,000 Starter Homes” by 2020.
The target was dropped from the Government’s flagship Housing white paper published in February.
The manifesto also pledged to build “more affordable housing”, but the number of affordable homes built last year fell to the lowest level in 24 years.” …”