Labour Party Housing leaflet 1923
A LABOUR GOVERNMENT
There is a shortage of 800,000 houses
The Tories will not and cannot give you the houses you need because they rely on "private enterprise"
which means that if you want a house now you must pay extortionate rents.
Labour aims at providing everybody with good houses at a reasonable rents.
Labour stands for the Abolition of all slums; for town planning; for labour saving houses for the housewife; for healthy, open air surroundings; for reasonable rents
Labour stands four square against Tory policy pf "Hutches for heroes", against unhealthy streets and towns; against profiteering in rents
Why does the Tory Government shirk that duty ?
Because it is in the power of the landlords and their friends - people who want to line their own pockets at the expense of the workers