I was very pleased to hear that, in the last year, the number of council house tenants in Great Yarmouth choosing to buy their property from the council has risen by 133%.
Launched in April last year, the new Right to Buy offers council tenants discounts of up to £75,000 to help them buy their home. After years of Labour running down the Right to Buy, Conservatives have radically increased the discounts. More and more people are now taking advantage of this opportunity – real proof that Conservative policies are helping those people who work hard and want to get on in life.
These figures are really encouraging – I hope that Great Yarmouth Borough Council will increase their efforts to help even more hardworking people realise their dream of owning their own property in our area.