Lib Dem Hypocrisy: Council housing – security of tenure

A total of 37 Lib Dem MPs signed an early day motion (EDM) in November 2007 which “actively opposes both the stigmatisation of council housing as housing of last resort and proposals to means test or time-limit secure tenancies”.

(Guardian, 9 August 2010)

Liberal Democrat deputy leader Simon Hughes today warned the Prime Minister that fixed term council tenancy agreements “in no way represent the policy of the coalition”.

Mr Hughes said David Cameron’s ideas for ending “council houses for life” had not been discussed within the coalition and “certainly do not represent the policy of Liberal Democrats”.

(The Independent, 4 August 2010)

Now in Government, the Lib Dems are abandoning what they signed for in Parliament when they were in opposition.

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