Edinburgh West MSP Alex Cole-Hamilton has today attacked Theresa May’s housing announcement as a complete con after it emerged that the headline promise of £2 billion would amount to just 25,000 houses across the UK spread over five years.
Mr Cole-Hamilton said:
“Theresa May’s plans on housing are a complete con.
“The UK Conservatives have been forced to admit their new plan is for just 5,000 homes per year. That would mean just 500 for Scotland under the normal Barnett process.
“That is less than 1 percent of what Shelter say is needed.
“To show how the Conservatives have completely missed the scale of the problem, the waiting list in Edinburgh alone is longer than their entire UK plan would deliver.
“Even if they built every home here, it doesn’t solve the problem.”