10 Oct 2020

Tory MPs anger over government’s house building plans

The last thing the Conservative party needs is yet more rebellion with its own ranks.

But plans to build extra houses are causing uproar among some of its most prominent MPs, including former Prime Minister Theresa May.

An algorithm which gives new housing targets to councils in England has incensed many Conservative MPs, who believe it could mean more buildings being constructed in leafy shires – which some say flies in the face of the Government’s levelling up agenda.