Eviction ban: Tulip Siddiq calls for 'radical overhaul' of 'broken' housing system after government extend protection for renters – Kilburn Times

PUBLISHED: 08:30 16 June 2020

MP for Hampstead and Kilburn Tulip Siddiq. Picture: Lauren Hurley/PA

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Hampstead and Kilburn’s MP Tulip Siddiq welcomed the government’s decision to extend the ban on evictions for renters last week.

After the secretary of state for communities and local government announced no-one would lose their rented home until August at the earliest, Ms Siddiq welcomed the move but said the private rental sector needed a “radical overhaul”.

The MP had been among many – including her colleagues Catherine West, Dawn Butler, Emily Thornberry and Karen Buck – to back the this newspaper’s campaign for an extension.

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She said: “Over 30 per cent of Hampstead and Kilburn residents rent privately, and I’ve heard from so many of them who are struggling and falling into arrears

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