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Petitioning Chancellor of the Exchequer Uk Treasury and 2 others

Cambridge Citizens Demand Affordable and Social Housing for Rent

Housing in Cambridge is in crisis. Yet the government is determined to make it worse with the 'Right-to-buy 2', meaning Cambridge City Council being forced to sell up to 25% of its council housing. We need action now!

We call on the UK Treasury, the Department for Local Government and Communities and the Prime Minister to:

Stop the passage of the Housing Bill and the damage it will do to the City Councils Housing Stock potentially forcing them to sell 25% of all such housing as it becomes vacant, with monies compensating 'Housing Associations' sold properties.

Allow Cambridge City Council to borrow against their Council Housing Stock of an estimated £1.4 Billion to build new council housing needed to accommodate those on middle and low incomes.

This petition was delivered to:
  • Chancellor of the Exchequer
    Uk Treasury
  • Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and Leader of the Conservative Party
    David Cameron MP
  • Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government
    Greg Clark MP

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