LOCAL HOMES FOR LOCAL PEOPLE: TOM CONTINUES TO LEAD CALLS FOR A LOCAL RESIDENCY REQUIREMENT TO BE INTRODUCED
The local Labour council do not have a local residency requirement for local council housing. This means that people with zero connection to Ipswich are often gaining access to council housing ahead of local Ipswich residents who have lived in the Town their whole lives. Tom is pushing for a requirement that you have to have lived in Ipswich for 6 years before being able to gain access to local Council housing. Ipswich Labour have ignored this call. If elected Tom will to continue push for the adoption of a local residency requirement.
Tom says: “It’s time that the local Labour council put Ipswich residents first and ensured that local people are always prioritized when it comes to council housing. I support more council housing but a local residency requirement needs to be introduced to ensure that local people benefit from new council housing. Other councils have such a policy so there is no reason why Ipswich Borough Council can’t adopt one.”