Boris claiming credit for housing we started, says Labour minister
BORIS Johnson has been slammed by a Government minister for “trying to hide his failure” by claiming credit for a new housing project started by Labour. Jim Fitzpatrick called the Tory Mayor’s claim for completing 20,000 homes as “bare cheek”
BORIS Johnson has been slammed by a Government minister for "trying to hide his failure" by claiming credit for a new housing project started by Labour.
Farming minister Jim Fitzpatrick, East London Labour MP for Poplar & Canning Town, called the Tory Mayor's claim that he's 'on track' for completing 20,000 'affordable' homes as "bare cheek."
He said: "The facts show that one of Boris's key pledges to Londoners will be missed by a huge margin."
The sounding off at the Mayor follows his visit to Greenwich in south-east London on Friday to see a project that Labour-run Greenwich council put together.
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Labour's housing spokesman on the London Assembly, Nicky Gavron, said: "You almost have to admire Boris's chutzpah taking credit for homes he's had nothing to do with.
"These homes were started long before he got in at City Hall. If he had been in charge with his policies, you can guarantee the housing wouldn't have happened."
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Boris Johnson issued a press statement on Friday saying he has successfully delivered 20,000 'affordable' homes in London since becoming Mayor.