Sadiq Khan – 2021 Comments on Council Housing in London

The comments made by Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London, in Southwark on 1 June 2021.

Building genuinely affordable housing is one of my top priorities and I’m proud that we stand at the beginning of a council homebuilding renaissance in London.

When I was elected five years ago I was determined to do everything I could to help reverse many years of declining council home building. Now, thanks to our hard work, we’re once again seeing these vital homes return to every corner of the capital. I’m delighted to be here in Southwark, a borough that has truly embraced council homebuilding with ambitious targets to start 11,000 homes over the next 20 years.

But we still have so much to do. We must maintain our relentless focus on tackling London’s housing crisis, push the Government for more funding and deliver the high-quality homes Londoners demand and deserve.