Boris Johnson seemingly shut the door on social housing, with no reference to the housing crisis in his election address outside 10 Downing Street.
The relatively brief address instead focussed on ‘Brexit blaming’ and a “dynamic economy”.
Labour and the Greens, also launching election campaigns today (6th Nov), have put housing at the forefront of campaign plans.
Johnson’s lack of reference to housing continues the Tory retreat from the “number one domestic priority” pledge from Theresa May that earned a much-criticised standing ovation at last year’s National Housing Summit.
The government is expected to emphasise ownership as its housing policy priority.