Northumberland Labour is delighted to welcome the Shadow Secretary for Housing Thangam Debbonaire to its manifesto meeting on Tuesday 19 January.
Labour Group leader Susan Dungworth said: “We are developing our manifesto for Northumberland. A vital part is to ensure that everyone living in Northumberland has a warm, energy efficient home.
“Our plans include building 1,500 new homes, retrofitting existing council housing stock to make it energy efficient and able to handle the challenges of climate change, involving tenants in planning and decision making by giving them a seat at the table, improving housing association partnerships and introducing private landlord licensing so tenants can be assured they are renting from a reputable landlord.
“We are very grateful to the shadow secretary for giving her time to join us. We’re very excited about what can be achieved by a Labour-led council and we’re looking forward to sharing our ideas.”
Shadow Secretary for Housing Thangam Debbonaire said: “a Labour-led council will concentrate on the issues that really matter to local people. Housing is such a basic need and the current council and national government are failing many people who simply need a decent roof over their head. I’m pleased to be joining Northumberland’s meeting and hearing about their ambitious plans.”