In response to the election of the new leader of the Conservative Party, Kate Henderson, Chief Executive of the National Housing Federation says:
"We congratulate Boris Johnson MP on his election as leader of the Conservative Party.
“Housing associations share his ambition to bring a divided country back together. This is why we are dedicated to building new social homes in all parts of the country, as well as creating thriving and mixed villages, towns and cities.
“Housing must be the top domestic priority for the new Prime Minister, as he sets out his vision for the country in the coming weeks. This is not only because we have a severe shortage of homes in England, but also because two years on from the tragic fire at Grenfell Tower there is still much urgent work to do to ensure the country’s homes are safe.”