Respect leader backs new council homes

Salma Yaqoob is backing new council homes in Birmingham

Salma Yaqoob is backing new council homes in Birmingham

Birmingham city councillor Salma Yaqoob has backed a Conservative initiative to build new council homes in Birmingham, following the Labour government’s to build a single new council home in the city in 12 years.

Conservative John Lines unveiled the new Birmingham Municipal Housing Trust last week and set out the target of building 500 new council owned houses a year by 2011.

Salma said: “It is a sad indictment of this Labour Government, which claims to represent those in need, has only built 375 council homes in the UK over the last year and a Conservative in Birmingham will build 500 a year.”

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