Gosport MP welcomed Help to Buy Scheme

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MORE than 150 people in Gosport have got on the housing ladder thanks to the Help to Buy scheme.

Gosport MP Caroline Dinenage has welcomed the figures which show 166 families have bought their first house thanks to the government scheme.

The Help to Buy scheme gives people access to an affordable mortgage with a small deposit.

Ms Dinenage said: ‘When the Conservatives came into office in 2010 there were too many hardworking people unable to buy their own home.

‘To tackle this problem we launched Help to Buy so people could get an affordable mortgage with only a five per cent deposit. This is fantastic for people in the Gosport area.’