MP Heckled Over Housing During BBC Question Time

Justine Greening interrupted by laughter on Friday's show

During filming of last Friday's BBC Question Time in north London, local MP Justine Greening and Labour's former shadow business secretary Chuka Umunna were blasted by audience members over the level of affordable homes in the capital.

Ms Greening was interrupted by laughter from the audience as she said, "It's really important for me that young people growing up in London do feel like they've got the chance to get on the property ladder, and that means doing three..."

At this point there were cries of "no money" from around the audience. She continued, "That means getting on with building more homes and over the last few years we have seen more council homes built, we've seen more affordable homes built."

David Dimbleby, the show's host, pointed out that Ms Greening's claim went against the government's own figures. Those figures show 29,160 council and housing association homes were built in 2013/14 - down two years in a row from 29,490 in 2012/13 and 37,270 in 2011/12. However, social housing rates are higher than the 2003 all-time low of 18,000 during Tony Blair's government.

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November 8, 2015