A Leeds MP is urging residents to have their say about housing in the city.
Rachel Reeves is calling a public meeting tomorrow (October 18) to explore concerns from residents living in rented and private accommodation in Leeds.
The Leeds West MP, who was recently appointed as Labour’s new Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary, will then highlight the issues raised at the meeting in Parliament.
Rachel, who recently returned to work after maternity leave, is urging local residents to share their thoughts on housing.
She told the YEP: “I encourage all local residents to come along and share any housing concerns they have from issues with social housing, to problems with private landlords.
“It is vital for me to get your feedback so I can ensure the problems faced by local people are heard in Westminster.”
The MP, who is set to lead Labour’s approach to benefit changes, recently carried out a survey into living conditions in high rise flats in her constituency.
The YEP reported that complaints about anti-social behaviour, disrepair and poor service prompted bosses at West North West Homes to develop an action plan to improve high rise blocks in west Leeds.
She also spearheaded a campaign to allow residents living in high-rise blocks in west Leeds to have flower pots and door mats in communal areas.
Speaking at the time, the MP also pledged to hold housing bosses to account after the management of the city’s housing stock was transferred.
The public meeting will be held on Friday at St Margaret’s Church, in Bramley, from 3.30pm.
Representatives from Leeds Federated Housing, the former chief executive of West North West Homes and local councillors are expected to attend.