Housing policy slammed

Cass McGregor speaks out on Govanhill housing troubles.
Cass McGregor speaks out on Govanhill housing troubles.

In a hard hitting campaign video, Green candidate for Southside Central Cass MacGregor has hit out at the poor quality of housing in the Govanhill area.

Govanhill currently has the highest percentage of privately let properties in Glagow.

The prospective councillor stated: “Time and time again when we are out speaking to people in Govanhill, it becomes increasingly obvious that things cannot continue as they are with regard to housing in the area.Many of these houses are now below tolerable standard and it simply has to change. We urgently need council services like the private landlord registration unit to actually reinforce standards that private landlords should be keeping.” We know that Glasgow has extremely poor health outcomes and we know that this is caused by poverty, inequality and poor housing. It is important to realise that the council has the power to act to change this situation. We have to treat housing as an urgent health issue”