Campaigning from Opposition

Securing affordable housing

West Oxfordshire Labour Group

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West Oxfordshire Labour Group

West Oxfordshire Labour Group

With the average house priced at over 12 times the average wage in West Oxfordshire, West Oxfordshire Labour Group were determined to campaign on the issue and persuade the Conservative-run council to take long-term decisive action on the issue locally. Together with the local CLP the Labour Group launched a petition, led by two younger members who are experiencing the issue first hand, and with the support of the FBU whose members are also on the front line of the housing shortage. The petition triggered a debate within the council, which in turn creating an impetus for action – the Conservative administration agreed to an investment of £10 million in the local housing association to provide affordable homes, which is exactly what West Oxfordshire Labour Group campaigned for.