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By Bay Estate Agents
The housing market is in the political spotlight as each party sets out its manifesto pledges for the upcoming election. The Lib Dems today revealed their Stamp Duty proposals and Boris Johnson is backing the abolition of no-fault evictions. Whilst in Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, wannabe MP Lee Anderson posted a Facebook video launching his solution to anti-social behaviour – making nuisance tenants live in tents!
Lee Anderson, who is a former miner and Labour councillor, switched to the Conservatives in March this year and is now contesting the marginal constituency of Ashfield between Nottingham and Mansfield which has been held by Labour since 2010.
In the video posted on Facebook, Lee Anderson reveals that he has a radical solution to prevent the small number of local nuisance tenants who are ‘making people’s lives a complete misery’.
“People say they’ve got to live somewhere so… let’s have them living in a tent in the middle of a field, up at six in the morning to work in the fields picking potatoes or current seasonal vegetables then back in the tent, cold shower and lights out at 6pm and the same the next day,” he says.
Anderson says in the interview that his views are his own and not those of his recently-adopted party.
However, the video clip has triggered a deluge of criticism including many who accuse the wannabe MP of suggesting ‘work camps’ for those evicted from social or private housing.
We’re not sure if this was all meant to be tongue-in-cheek or genuinely intended…to canvas votes!
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