Labour MP Laura Pidcock, often described as a rising star in the party, spoke passionately about the housing crisis on BBC’s Question Time last night and said homes were a “human right”.
The shadow minister for Labour said: “There were people, this winter, only a few weeks ago, that died on the streets because they dud not have a home to call their own.”
“I heard this homeless man saying, “I just hope I wake up”.
“I think that being secure in a house is a human right. We have to start looking at this through a human rights perspective rather than just seeing it as a commodity, or an asset, or something that we can float on the stock market.
“People deserve homes as a human right.
“I genuinely want people to be taken off the housing list, and I want council houses to be built.
Last night, I was on @bbcquestiontime & one of the questions was about housing. This is what I said: “People deserve homes as a human right.” We need to build council housing. I won’t stop talking about homelessness & housing, not while there’s people dying on the street. #bbcqt
— Laura Pidcock MP (@LauraPidcockMP) March 9, 2018