MP defends decision to vote against bill amendment

AN MP has defended his decision to vote against a bill last year that would have ensured landlords made sure homes were '˜fit for human habitation.'

Saturday, 17th June 2017, 7:00 am
Updated Monday, 19th June 2017, 12:58 pm

George Hollingbery, Meon Valley MP, who has rented out properties in the past as a landlord, voted against Labour’s amendment to the Housing and Planning Bill last January.

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The amendment has been brought back into the public light following the fire at Grenfell Tower in London on Wednesday.

Mr Hollingbery said: ‘First and foremost my heart goes out to all of those affected by this terrible tragedy. I do not believe the amendment would have made a difference as there is already legislation authorities can call upon to deal with landlords.’