Elaine Smith

party: Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition
constituency: Lincoln

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Governments implement policies that directly and indirectly impact on house prices. Do you think house prices are too high?

organisation: Generation Rent

Absolutely! If we go back to 1984, house prices were 3.5 times average earnings. Now, it's more like 5.5 times average earnings.

The Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition says that we need housing that ordinary people can actually afford by launching a mass council house building programme and provide cheap mortgages by nationalising the banks and major finance companies under democratic control.