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  • mike roberts
    commented 2018-02-19 18:36:54 +0000
    I read with extreme frustration the one and possibly only communication that members of LHG get from the EC. There was little of interest in it that was current or policy that was evolving or cross cutting discussions and events beyond the Housing remit and into other areas.


    Its as if the Group as now so stuck with ideas and a way forward that interaction with members ( no wonder we have so few) is completely missing as there was no links to any statements of policy or of mtgs with the Shadow Team or wider areas.


    Homelessness in Birmingham is way late as most of us are having to deal with the consequences of Tory Policy now not in the here after.


    No wonder members cannot be really enthused


    Where are the links to ideas, to discussions that you are having with other socialist societies let alone other organisations outside in the area of health inequalities and housing, the skills agenda, the need for Spatial Planning, Devolution Agneda and so on.


    It still all feels London centric which is a decision which is made repeatedly but there is best practice outside the M25 but that has been missing.


    Where is the best practice from Wales or Scotland as well?


    A reception a the end of the year should be able to celebrate achievements but as there do not seem to be then its hardly surprising.


    APPG’s, TCPA, RTPI and many otters I deal with repeatedly can show worthwhile achievements. The Highbury Group which is bigger than LHG as well


    Some us with our teams hopefully knock on the right doors but LHG seems to be missing with no key to enter.
  • Amanda Pinnock
    commented 2018-02-13 14:13:56 +0000
    Hello, My name is Amanda Pinnock, I am a Labour Councillor and Housing Solicitor. I work for a voluntary sector, charitable organisation offering free legal advice on housing issue to people within Kirklees (Huddersfield, West Yorkshire). I would like to be actively involved with LHG. How I do I go about this? Please could you email me on: manda-p@hotmail.co.uk
  • jay morton
    commented 2017-03-29 10:38:12 +0100
    Hi,


    I have organised an event at the House of Commons on Thursday 30th March, for the Fabian Womens Network -topic Generation Rent and housing. This may be of interest to members of the Labour Housing Group and your colleagues.


    We have speakers from both sides of the housing sector and we will open up at the end and have wider discussion with attendees who will be from the housing and political sectors.


    See link for further info


    https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/what-is-holding-generation-rent-back-glass-ceiling-not-glass-slipper-series-tickets-33216240670
  • Michael O'Brien
    commented 2017-03-07 19:38:21 +0000
    I have attended evey meeting of The LHG., but have been unable to come to the London LHG as I received no notice of the meetings..

    I am heavily involved in the subject of Rental Unfairness, and would ask that I be,advised of the dates and venues of all furthe meetings.


    With many thanks -


    Michael (O’Brien)
  • John Fulham
    commented 2016-10-28 12:23:09 +0100
    Dear Labour Housing,


    Unless I’m missing something I can’t see the cost of joining up. Could you point me in the right direction please. Thanks.
  • Ann Saunders
    commented 2016-10-11 23:00:57 +0100
    Would it be possible for you to provide a speaker for a Labour Party meeting / debate on housing. The meeting would be in Worthing on a Wednesday evening (October 19th, November 16th, December 21st, January 18th) starting at 7:30pm. We would pay the usual expenses. If none of these dates are possible but someone could make another date, please let me know. Best wishes Ann
  • Patrick McCarthy
    commented 2016-08-04 21:50:56 +0100
    To Whom It May Concern


    My name is Patrick McCarthy Labour Party Membership Number: L1468570, and I am also a member of the Labour Housing Group, and have yet to receive my membership pack, card, number or local LHG contact details. Could you please get back to me as to what is going on.


    Thank You


    Patrick McCarthy
  • Marina Pereira
    commented 2016-07-03 23:34:32 +0100
    I am very disappointed at the way Labour MPs are behaving towards Corbyn. True he is not good at repartee like blagging Cameron but, we want honest to good truthful leaders who are not pressured. I will be truly lost if those closet Blairite Conservative leaning Labour MPs get their ways I dont think I could vote Labour. Just get on with generating more jobs and giving us unemployed opportunity and a decent wage. Reform Capitalist Dictators like Phillip Green and Lord (lol) Alan Sugar and make Capitalism more democratic like ensuring that every employee is a partner and not a slave. Reduce the 500:1 income ratio of CEOs like Sorrell etc. instead of deposing a good man like Corbyn.
  • David Connolly
    commented 2016-02-03 09:33:21 +0000
    Thanks to all those who have booked for the ‘Housing In Crisis’ meeting in Leeds on Saturday 5 March, 11.00am – 4.00pm and also to those who have sent their apologies.


    If you are having difficulty using the link sent previously here is the link to the ILP Home Page where details of the event are currently the third article down on the right http://www.independentlabour.org.uk/main/


    You can book a place online now via Eventbrite.


    The speakers are Quintin Bradley, Senior Lecturer in Planning and Housing at Leeds Beckett University, Fabian Hamiliton MP for Leeds North East and author of ‘Building Homes For Britain’ and Ellen Robottom from Hands Off Our Homes.


    Hope to see you there.


    David Connolly

    Chair, ILP
  • David Connolly
    commented 2016-01-30 12:23:11 +0000
    Labour Housing Group members will be interested to know that, as part of its ‘Unbalanced Britain’ series, Independent Labour Publications is holding a meeting on ‘Housing In Crisis’ at the Rose Bowl in Leeds LS1 3HB on Saturday 5 March 2016, 11.00am – 4.00pm.


    The speakers are: Quintin Bradley, Senior Lecturer in Planning and Housing at Leeds Beckett University, Fabian Hamilton MP for Leeds North East and author of ‘Building Homes For Britain’ and Ellen Robottom from Hands Off Our Homes.


    The event is free with lunch £4 payable on the day. To book a place go to:

    http://www.independentlabour.org.uk/main/2016/01/28/unbalanced-britain-housing-in-crisis/


    David Connolly

    Chair,ILP
  • Debbie Price
    commented 2015-12-22 13:30:06 +0000
    This needs some serious updating as a website. As does your facebook page!!!


    What about the Evaluation of removal of the spare room subsidy?? Which was released on the last day of parliament This needs a serious campaign. And challenging. And a motion for it’s abolishment. People have died. People are starving. People are being evicted. Thanks to this vile policy. Labour need to do something about this. And, ASAP.
  • Nigel Wilkins
    commented 2015-10-27 02:37:26 +0000
    I attended the conference in Liverpool and have the following comments to make after researching the speakers. I understand that speaker Ann O’Byrne (deputy mayor of Liverpool) was convicted a couple of months ago of driving away from the scene of an accident which occurred just 100 yards away from the Cunard Building. I was very surprised that the fine was only £535. She should have resigned from her post, and should not have been invited to speak at our conference. In his glowing description of her, the chair failed to give us details of her unspent criminal convictions. I understand that the CEO of Northwards Housing was paid £102,000 last year, helping to reinforce the chair’s critical comments about overpaid executives of housing associations. The top four executives were paid around a third of million in total, and the outfit spent more on staff salaries than it did on repairs and maintenance. Nice work if you can get it. Meanwhile criminal landlords are making money hand over fist while useless councils are failing to prosecute them. Not surprised most of the population are disengaged from politics.
  • Abdul Hai
    commented 2015-07-10 15:08:56 +0100
    Hi it is a disgrace that there is no democracy in Housing Associations where people are appointed to them by a committee with no residents or leaseholder imput.


    Also we need more openness in residents associaiton and leaseholders associations. Maybe open elections contested by political parties?
  • Karl Johnson
    commented 2015-06-23 08:42:03 +0100
    Hello,

    Would you mind if GMB Young London were to have a small assembly outside the hustings event on the 2nd July? The purpose is to continue with our housing campaign. We were thinking along the lines of approximately 20 people outside the University from 1800-1900. Is this OK?

    Best regards,

    Karl Johnson,

    GMB Young London
  • Mick Johnston
    commented 2015-05-31 14:27:47 +0100
    I really do not like this new website. It’s tone is totally wrong, it’s heavy orientation towards social media is fatuous and it does not appear to give access to any documents on anything to do with housing, the LHG position on housing or, apart from listing the members of committee, anything to do with the constitution, running or organisation of the LHG. I looked up the website because I have recently had contact with a number of Party members locally who are interested in campaigning on housing. My first thought was to tell them about LHG and encourage them to go to the website to find out more. However the website is now such an embarrassment that I willl not do this for fear of either putting them off or inviting ridicule. What on earth are you doing?