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MP secures Urgent Question to challenge Government on eviction loophole

September 24, 2020 10:06 AM

South Lakes MP and Liberal Democrat Housing Spokesperson Tim Farron has secured an Urgent Question in the House of Commons following a loophole in the Government's legislation to end the eviction ban, which has left an estimated 55,000 households at risk of being evicted since Monday.

It comes the same day as Liberal Democrat Housing Spokesperson in the House of Lords Olly Grender will use a motion in an attempt to try and block the legislation from going ahead.

Tim said: "With a second wave of virus infections spreading through the country, now is the worst possible time for tens of thousands of renters to be forced out of their homes.

"The Conservatives promised at the beginning of this crisis that no renter who has lost income due to coronavirus would lose their home. However, since Monday this week thousands of families are now at risk being unfairly evicted unless we see a change of heart from this Government.

"The Liberal Democrats will fight tooth and nail in the Commons and in the Lords to protect renters from being evicted."