Lucy Powell is new Shadow Housing Secretary

Lucy Powell is new Shadow Housing Secretary

10:49 AM, 10th May 2021, About a month ago 3

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Following the massive election disappointments in England last week, Sir Keir Starmer’s shadow cabinet reshuffle has included replacing Thangam Debbonaire as Shadow Housing Secretary with Manchester MP Lucy Powell.

Lucy Tweeted: “Really pleased to become the Shadow Housing Secretary – some really big issues to tackle from cladding, housing crisis, private rented sector, homelessness and providing decent housing for all, to name a few.”

Lucy’s previous appointment was as the Shadow Minister for Business and Consumers and also served as the Shadow Secretary of State for Education between 2015 and 2016. Lucy, aged 46, was elected as an MP in 2012, having previously worked in campaigning and public relations roles for the Labour Party and pro-EU organisation Britain in Europe.

Sir Keir said: “I look forward to working with our refreshed and renewed team to take on that challenge, deliver that change and build the ambitious programme that will deliver the next Labour government.”



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by terry sullivan

11:08 AM, 10th May 2021, About a month ago

another labor clone--never had a job

by Monty Bodkin

11:19 AM, 10th May 2021, About a month ago

https://www.foundationyearstrust.org.uk/news/5-welcome-to-lucy-powell-mp

Since her election Lucy has campaigned hard against the government’s cuts to Manchester’s public services, the privatisation of the ambulance services, and for stricter regulations for private landlords.

by Mick Roberts

11:37 AM, 10th May 2021, About a month ago

Reply to the comment left by Monty Bodkin at 10/05/2021 - 11:19Wow Monty, thanks for that.
Can someone please tell her
stricter regulations for private landlords
Only results in less houses for tenants, more costs for tenants, more expensive rents for tenants.
To a degree, let us do as we wish (law permitting), let us evict naughty non paying tenants very quick, then there will plenty of Monty's & Mick's that will say:
What, I can get rid of her in a month if she don't pay?
Ok yes, I'll take a chance on her, I'll house all them people that can't get a house, I'll buy some more houses.
Then tenants will have more choice & if Mick & Monty don't up his game & charge too high rent, tenant will say Screw u, I'm going up road to the other Monty house which is better condition & cheaper.
Then Mick & Monty have no tenants till they improve their houses. As now more competition.
But as it is in Nottingham with all the Universal Credit daftness & Selective Licensing (Labour supported), Benefit tenants can't virtually move any more. No Landlord will take the risk with them.
These Stricter regulations has got rid of the competition that was thinking Why am I being punished when I've done nothing wrong?
I am now not only worried for my tenants any more, I'm really concerned for myself. I can't have all these houses round my neck when I'm 70 with all the new Anti-Landlord rules coming in & going to prison falling foul of a new rule. I want to sell a lot of them now, but the tenants just aren't going anywhere. The rules has made it impossible for them to move. I'm still earning as all my current tenants are good, but I want time, I want to slow down.


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