A national campaign aimed at ending the housing crisis rolled into Hammersmith on one of its last stops before hitting Westminster.
The Homes for Britain came to town on Monday (March 16) and stopped outside the Irish Cultural Centre, which is being rebuilt by Shepherd’s Bush Housing Group with 24 affordable homes above it.
The campaign’s Routemaster bus, named Betsy, was greeted at the centre by Hammersmith MP Andy Slaughter, Hammersmith & Fulham’s cabinet member for housing, Cllr Lisa Homan, and TV presenter and housing champion Phil Spencer.
The Location Location Location presenter said: “This is more than a political campaign. It’s a society campaign because it’s an issue for all society.
"Demand is increasing and, long-term, it’s not a pretty picture if we carry on as we have been. Things have got to change and it’s great to see all political parties aligned in their thinking.”
Labour MP Andy Slaughter said: “There’s a desperate need for decent housing that people on a low wage can afford.
"The next government must build for the whole community.”
Ms Homan added: “It’s good to see so many people involved in housing locally and it’ll be good to work together in the future to deliver homes that Hammersmith and Fulham need.”
To read more about Homes for Britain go to http://homesforbritain.org.uk.