Criticism of rent unfair

The unexpected has certainly occurred in many ways in the world of politics in recent months.

Monday, 13th March 2017, 11:44 am
Updated Friday, 24th March 2017, 10:13 am

The EU Referendum result, the election of Donald Trump as President of the United States and that Jeremy Corbyn is still leader of the Labour Party.

On a more local level in Sunderland something happened at the Full Council Budget Debate recently that I must say I never expected to hear from the Labour leadership of the council, namely the criticism of a Conservative Government for reducing the rents of nearly 28,0000 city-wide social housing tenants.

Labour took Scotland for granted and was wiped out by the SNP, while it recently had a disastrous result in a by-election losing to the Conservatives in a constituency that included Whitehaven, which is hardly leafy Surrey.

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By taking this position Labour is now showing it is also losing touch with its past traditional voters in the City of Sunderland.

Coun Michael Dixon, Conservative,

St Michael’s Ward