Live Q&A: Housing hustings

Thanks for joining us for the first ever NHC live housing hustings, which will take place here from 12pm on 29th April 2015. Taking part in the discussion are:

Callum Smith, Policy and Public Affairs Officer, Northern Housing Consortium – @callumnhc

Charlotte Harrison, Executive Director (Policy and Public Affairs), Northern Housing Consortium – @charlotteh_nhc

Daniel Hawthorne, Liberal Democrat candidate for Stockport at the general election. He is a councillor for Manor ward on Stockport Council and currently works as a housing officer having previously worked in the retail and social housing sectors.


Darren Price, Labour Party candidate for Congleton at the general election. He holds a PhD in planning and has considerable experience in the housing sector. He is also a district councillor in the Staffordshire Moorlands.


Jonathan Tyler, Green Party candidate for York Central at the general election. A railwayman specialising in strategic timetable planning by background, he also chaired the York Environment Forum for six years.


Rebecca Coulson, Conservative Party candidate for the City of Durham at the general election. She lives and works in Durham as a self-employed classical musician and also works for St Chad’s College in Durham.


Steve Turner, UKIP candidate for Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland at the General Election. Since leaving school at 16, he has built a successful career in retail and jointly owns a small local business.

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  1. Jonathan Tyler
    Jonathan Tyler says:

    The first thing we must do is to begin thinking of houses as HOMES, not as assets for exploitation and speculation. I’ll come back in a moment on northern issues.
    Jonathan Tyler

  2. Jonathan Tyler
    Jonathan Tyler says:

    Green Party policy aims to redress the economic imbalance within Britain, so as northern England gains more people and more good jobs there will be the resources to refurbish the existing housing stock and to build new social housing. Refurbishment will include bringing vacant homes back into use, and as much new-build as possible must be on brownfield sites. Installing high energy-efficiencies will also generate jobs.

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