Shadow housing minister

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More affordable homes and more protection to tenants - that was the promise of a senior Labour MP who visited this week.

Shadow Housing Minister Emma Reynolds visited Stacey Bushes on Tuesday, where she saw the first new council houses to be built in the city in 18 years.

She said: “Milton Keynes’s Labour council is doing incredibly important work to build more affordable homes for local people.

“Helping the next generation get on the property ladder is a key priority for Labour. That is why a Labour government will ensure that 200,000 homes are being built a year by 2020.

“The next Labour government will work closely with Milton Keynes Council to ensure more affordable homes are being built.”

Andrew Pakes, Labour’s prospective parliamentary candidate for Milton Keynes South, added: “The big issue for Milton Keynes is not building houses but ensuring we have enough new affordable homes to rent and buy.

“Last year just one in five new homes built in the borough was classified as affordable. It is great to see the new Labour council putting decent, affordable homes at the top of its list.”