Report Labour vow to destroy BTLers in House prices and the economy Posted November 18, 2019 5 hours ago, winkie said: ......why would social housing lose votes?........they did not build them because they do not have the money, they were the ones in power that ended up paying the bailout price for the global financial crash......today the debt is bigger than it was then....and keeps growing.......any promises made by any of the political parties will end up being paid for by the generations to come, including a changing climate, plastic waste growth, and fuel and food security......that is before division and conflict.? Plenty of people who usually voted Labour were only too happy to buy their council houses at a discount. Including a friend of mine - over the moon to be able to buy the house where she'd lived since a small child for £7k - this was shortly after RTB was introduced. Taking away that right could easily have lost them a lot of votes. Or do you imagine that the only people who ever exercised their right to buy, or who hoped to, were Tory voters?