Perspectives on homelessness
Since October we have been running our campaign No One Turned Away calling on all parties to make a manifesto commitment to review the help that single homeless people get under the legislation in England. We ran a petition which a staggering 45,000 people signed, and which we have delivered to the three main political parties.
We have also asked our campaigners to email their prospective parliamentary candidates asking them to pledge their support to No One Turned Away. In light of this we asked candidates from different parties to blog for us on why they think homelessness should be a priority for the next government.
The views expressed are those of the candidates themselves, not Crisis – but they show that politicians of all parties are worried about homelessness and want more to be done.
Flick Drummond, Conservative Parliamentary Candidate for Portsmouth South
Vicky Foxcroft, Labour Parliamentary Candidate for Lewisham Deptford
Vikki Slade, Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Candidate for Mid Dorset and North Poole
Azi Ahmed, Conservative Parliamentary Candidate for Rochdale
Tom Chance, Green Parliamentary Candidate for Lewisham West and Penge
My colleague Sarah has written a blog analysing what last week’s manifestos mean for homelessness.
We are keen to share more voices and perspectives on homelessness. If you are a prospective parliamentary candidate and would like to write a blog for us then please do get in contact with me.