Alex Morton

Head of Housing, Planning & Urban Policy, 2010-2013


Alex Morton

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Boris needs to get a grip on housing

Boris needs to get a grip on housing

“Boris Johnson wrote recently that, “It’s mad to blame our housing crisis on ‘blooming foreigners’” and that, “the answer to house-price inflation is to build more homes.” Indeed, the Mayor went on to say that in London, “We can build hundreds of thousands of...
Local control is key to quality

Local control is key to quality

One of the greatest ironies in politics is that those who argue against freedom of choice and in favour of central planning claim to do so to protect the intangible things in life. Beauty, for example, must be protected from the vagaries of individual freedom and...
How the Government can boost housing between now and 2015

How the Government can boost housing between now and 2015

Housing is one of the most important issues facing the country. According to the last three months of YouGov polling, housing was issue number five for voters. It beat education and crime, the environment and many other areas with a Secretary of State specifically for...
Homes – localist policies can deliver the houses we need

Homes – localist policies can deliver the houses we need

Labour has made it clear this week that it intends housing to be one of the major issues at the next election. This is good politics. Housing in itself is now a key issue for voters, as well as being tied up with wider issues of economic growth and perceptions of...