Photo by Garry Knight used under Creative Commons License.
Photo by Garry Knight used under Creative Commons License.

New figures show the number of families in bed and breakfast accommodation in the West Midlands has doubled. The homelessness scandal is a direct result of Tory policy choice, including refusing to build social housing and slashing support to the groups who need it.

Mr Simon said: 

“Homelessness continues to rise under the Tories and it’s time for Andy Street to make a real intervention. Taskforces are not action, so what has he actually done?

“Homelessness in the West Midlands is a direct result of Tory Government policies on housing funding, housing benefit, homelessness support, funding for victims of domestic violence, people with mental health issues, people with dependency issues.

“So what has Andy Street done or said to stand up to the Tory government on behalf of West Midlands people? Precisely nothing.

“Has he spoken out against a single one of these Tory policies which are known to be the causes of homelessness? No. He’s on their side not ours. ”

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