Brown to quiz first time buyers
More affordable housing for families will be one of Gordon Brown's priorities if he is appointed prime minister, he confirmed in a speech on Friday (May 11).
The Chancellor has pledged to tour the country discussing with young homebuyers and communities how to build more environmentally-sustainable homes, in the run-up to the Queen's Speech later this year.
And he said he would publish a draft legislative programme before the speech, to inform consultation and discussion.
‘In the weeks and months ahead, my task is to show I have the new ideas, the vision and the experience to earn the trust of the British people,' he said. ‘Today, there are new priorities and I offer a new leadership for this new time.'
Labour's National Executive Committee will meet on Sunday to formally agree the timetable for the leadership elections.
Tony Blair's successor will be determined through a ballot of Labour MPs, alongside MEPs, party members and members of affiliated trade unions.
Mr Blair will remain as prime minister until June 27.