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Callum Newton: A lesson to the Conservatives from 1945. Build the housing that the nation needs.

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Senior Researcher Callum Newton emphasises the need to build more homes across the UK if the Conservatives are to win the next election. He writes:

“The 1945 general election offers a warning to Conservatives. Running a presidential-style campaign is never without risks, and voters want an overarching vision from prospective Prime Ministers. Housing provides a solution on both fronts. First, delivering a clear housing strategy and reintroducing national targets gives aspirational voters a reason to support Conservatives again. Second, a strong vision will deny Labour’s ability to monopolise the housing debate – a crucial error in 1945 – and further strengthen the ‘Sunak Effect’ among key voter groups.”

You can read the full piece here.

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