The Welsh Liberal Democrats will be using their debate this week to call for an empty homes strategy, after a poll was held by the party asking for people to decide what should be debated in the National Assembly.
Marking the first time a political party has ever done such a thing, the Welsh Liberal Democrats launched an online poll in January asking people what they wanted debated in the National Assembly for Wales. A debate calling for a Welsh strategy for bringing empty homes back into use was chosen.
Peter Black, Welsh Lib Dem Shadow Minister for Housing, commented:
‘Empty homes are a huge problem here in Wales, as can be seen by the support this issue received in our poll. It's an absolute tragedy that there are over 31,000 empty homes across the whole of Wales just sitting there going to waste while there are so many people on the housing waiting list. Welsh Labour has done too little on this and more must be done to tackle the problem.
‘After a decade