BUILDING COUNCIL HOUSES.......
.......NOT CAR PARKS FOR COUNCIL OFFICIALS
Midlothian has over 4500 people or families on our housing waiting lists.
The last LABOUR Council started 926 new council houses, completing 842 by May 2012, and put in place another £50 million for an additional 500 to be build before losing control of the Council.
Unbelievably, despite the money being available, the SNP controlled council has built only 188 new council homes in the last five years
Despite a massive demand for council houses, the SNP have simply abandoned Labour’s plans for hundreds of new homes across Midlothian. In one example they preferred to spend thousands of pounds building a new car park for Council Officials, instead of new council houses for families.
After the 2017 council elections, Labour pledge to reinstate the plans for housing on this and other sites and to forge ahead with the building of up to 1000 new council homes.