Karen Buck

Change Your Mind: Should We Sell Off Expensive Council Houses?

Posted 21.08.2012 | UK

A right-wing think tank has suggested councils should sell off expensive houses to fund new building developments. Policy Exchange, an influential ...

Selling Off Social Housing Doesn't Make Sense

Karen Buck | Posted 20.10.2012 | UK Politics
Karen Buck

Doesn't it make sense, with 4.5 million people in housing need, to boost supply? Surely those in need and on low incomes should not expect to be housed centrally anyway (the myth-makers like to refer to 'Mayfair' or 'near Harrods' as if these neighbourhoods of the global mega-rich are stuffed with council estates). Well, no, it doesn't make sense. Because behind the beguiling simplicity of the idea lie some complex realities, and as an MP for North Westminster, and previously for the much-cited example of Notting Hill, I have some knowledge of these.

More Teens Dropping Out Of School

PA | Posted 28.06.2012 | UK Universities & Education

The numbers of teenagers staying in school after age 16 has fallen for the first time in a decade, according to Government figures. At the same tim...

Three Girls Injured In West London Shooting

PA | Posted 29.11.2011 | UK

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- Two teenage girls remained in hospital and a third was discharged after all three were gunned down in the street. Scotland Yar...