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Admittedly this is the shadow Housing MInister Alison Seabeck so we can expect plenty of questions to him from her.





Her register of member's interest is quite interesting. Lots of donations from the Institution of Structural Engineers and a family friend who just happens to be the Manging Director of a construction firm.



Do Structural Engineers and construction firms want more house sales and higher prices? No doubt this MP, under investigation this month by the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards in relation to declaration of member's interests, is still 100% impartial.


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Do Structural Engineers and construction firms want more house sales and higher prices?


They would presumably want more sales, with higher margins.

High prices would lead to a high margin with low sales, which would tend to reduce prices.

I'd guess they would rather see a reduction in red tape (planning, building regs etc), which would lead to more builds and higher margins. Those are the stated aims of the current govt.

Lower land prices would help too, but a land tax, or an increase in compulsory land purchase is probably the only way to deliver that. Are the current govt looking at either of those policies?

Edit: Higher margins, not no margin!!!!

Edited by Timm

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Good post.

It's pretty disturbing that Labour apparently see rising house prices as a policy aim.

I think I might write a letter to the shadow housing minister.

Dont Bother.

I wrote loads of Emails to a number of Labour MP's over the last 7 years.

Labour want you as a debt slave.

They purposefully inflated the housing bubble, and would just as gladly spit in your face, if you asked why.

Edited by Dan1

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