Glenda Jackson MP
Working hard for Hampstead and Kilburn
Glenda visited Hampstead School on Westbere Road on Friday 14th February for a special event organised by the charity 'In Film'. Glenda recommended that pupils watched the film 'The Lady' (about Aung San Suu Kyi)’ in preparation for the Q&A, and also answered their questions about being an...more...
Glenda has spoken up about poor living conditions in many council properties. Speaking in a recent Westminster Hall debate about Housing, Ms Jackson gave an example of a family in H&K who recently were rehoused by their local authority into a home infested with lice and "clearly unfit for human occupation".
In many cases, the local authority, who have an obligation to rehouse children, end up putting people into unsuitable housing due to a lack of available social housing, and the poor condition that private (or ex-council) homes are often kept in.
Glenda finished by adding that in H&K there are ex-council properties that were bought during the 'right to buy' era, and are now rented back to the council but left in an appalling condition. The council, due to the shortage in housing, often have no choice but to rehouse people there. The Housing Benefit Cap imposed by this Government has only exacerbated the problem.