Labour launches affordable housing review


Labour has commissioned the boss of one of the UK’s largest house builders to lead a review into affordable housing.

Shadow housing minister John Healey revealed the plans at the party’s annual conference in Brighton today.

Addressing the conference halls, Healey said Taylor Wimpey chief executive Peter Redfern is expected to report back in the summer.

Healey also confirmed that Labour would oppose the extension of right-to-buy to housing associations, which he described as “unworkable and wrong”.

He said: “We have a duty to oppose a free hand for developers, the bedroom tax and the extension of right-to-buy to housing associations.”