Our campaign for more affordable homes in the borough

At the last local elections in 2010 we said we would fight for more affordable housing for the borough.

Since then nearly 500 new homes have been built.

Of these around 150 are owned by the Council and the other 350 are run by housing associations. Nearly 500 new homes are being built on Thames View and there's another 1,300 in the pipeline.

It's not enough. That's why we are working hard to get house building underway on Barking Riverside where 1 in 4 of the planned 10,800 homes will be affordable.

A decent home at an affordable rent is a right we should all enjoy.

We will continue to work hard to achieve this for families in Barking & Dagenham.