Build more homes plea to government

SUFFOLK: A parliamentary candidate has urged the government to spend its way out of recession by investing in housebuilding schemes.

SUFFOLK: A parliamentary candidate has urged the government to spend its way out of recession by investing in housebuilding schemes.

Bhavna Joshi, who will be fighting Cewntral Suffolk & North Ipswich, praised ministers for the �100million for new council housing and for the �1,5billion injection to deliver 20,000 affordable homes in the next two years. She called for more public land to be made available to achieve the party's aims

"As the building industry regains its momentum, we will not only be creating new homes, we'll also be creating new jobs," she told delegates in the housing debate yesterday

"There is a real need for new construction. And government funding is also available to buy up unsold propeerties to be used as affordable housing. People engaged in fraudulent sub-letting will face a national crackdown so more properties are freed nup for those in real need."


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Ms Bhavni is 32, divorced, was born in Huddersfield and lives in Hertfordshire. She holds a degree in gerontology from the University of London and works for a pharmaceutical company in the East of England on projects aimed as improving access to contraception with the aim of reducing teenage pregnancy rates.

She was selected for the Labour candidacy just before long-serving Conservative MP Sir Michael Lord announced he would not be seeking re-election.

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