4 Aug 2017

Sir Julian Brazier: former MP on immigration and housing

The state of housing – social and private – has become one of the most pressing issues of our times. And in the latest in our series on Britain’s housing crisis we go to Canterbury. For 99 years it was solid Conservative territory. And then in June, it elected a Labour MP. The defeated Tory, Sir Julian Brazier, blames the state of Britain’s housing market for the loss. Home to four universities and popular with Londoners who can’t afford to buy in the capital, Canterbury is seeing more and more would-be home buyers priced out of the market.  We asked Mr Brazier for his view on what needs to be done.