“We built more affordable homes in one year of the incoming Conservative government after 2010 – or the Coalition government – than the Labour party did in 13 years in office”

Boris Johnson, A Speech in Blackpool

June 8, 2022

Facts

Boris Johnson asserted that the Coalition government in the year 2010/11 built more affordable homes than the Labour government had in the years 1997-2010.

Data from the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities shows that 557,217 affordable homes were built between 1997-2010, compared to 61,089 in the year 2010/11. 

For a fuller analysis see this excellent analysis by Full Fact.

Verdict

A rubbish claim by Boris Johnson. 

In the same speech, Boris Johnson made a false claim regarding affordable housing in London.

We approached Boris Johnson's office, No10 Press Office and the Cabinet Office to give them a chance to comment, but received no response.

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