Vote on affordable housing plan

The London Assembly has voted against the Mayor's plans for affordable housing, but Boris Johnson will still be able to push them through. Despite a twelve to nine majority vote, the motion did not achieve the two thirds needed to stop the plans.

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Mayor to press ahead with changes to affordable housing

Boris Johnson will be able to press ahead with changes to affordable housing even though the London Assembly voted by a majority to reject the plan. The motion did not achieve the two thirds majority needed to make the the mayor think again. The full results were:

  • 9 votes against the motion to reject the Mayor’s London Plan
  • 12 votes for the motion to reject the Mayor’s proposals

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Vote due on Mayor's revised plan for affordable housing

The London Assembly is due to vote this afternoon over the Mayor's plans for affordable housing. Members are currently debating how much landlords can charge tenants across the capital.

Boris Johnson at the site of new affordable houses in south east London Credit: Press Association

The changes would mean that rent on new affordable housing is fixed at 80% of the market rate. Critics say that would make some new properties for people on low and modest incomes unaffordable.

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