Only 3% of council homes in Hull sold off under Right to Buy have been replaced since 2015, analysis by the Liberal Democrats has revealed. In total 490 council homes in the city have been sold off since April 2015, while just 15 have been built under the government's replacement scheme.
Lib Dem City Council Group Leader Mike Ross has said:
"Under the Conservatives, building of affordable housing has plummeted, leading to longer waiting lists and more families struggling to pay their rent.
“In the past two years, almost 500 council homes in Hull have been sold off but only 15 have been replaced.
"Liberal Democrats want the government to reform Right to Buy by allowing local councils to suspend it if they want, and provide enough funding to ensure all homes sold are replaced.
“We must also ensure local authorities and housing associations can borrow the money needed to build more social housing.”