Last week I welcomed Ian Austin MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Communities and Local Government, to Liverpool to show him the results of the millions of pounds being ploughed into social housing in Liverpool by the Labour government.
I took him to Cunningham Avenue, in Old Swan, to meet Mrs Josephine Richardson and to see the improvements made to her house with the use of Labour government cash. Mrs Richardson’s house is managed by Liverpool Mutual Homes (LMH), and has recently been externally cladded and fitted with a new kitchen and bathroom.
We then went for a tour of the flats at The Green, near the Rocket fly over in Old Swan, where LMH have done even more work improving the flats for residents. Thanks to government investment, LMH are now spending over £1million every week on housing improvements across Liverpool. This has already resulted in 2,700 bathroom improvements, 2,700 kitchen improvements, 4,800 central heating systems, 7,000 new double glazed windows and over 11,000 new doors.
The Labour government’s commitment to high quality social housing in Liverpool couldn’t be clearer. Over £1million is being spent on home improvements every single week across the city by LMH, and right here in Old Swan we can see the improvements taking place.
I am determined to make sure Wavertree continues to get a great deal from the Labour government, and I am campaigning hard to make sure the investment in housing in this part of Liverpool continues.