Jeremy Hunt vows to build 1.5m homes for young people if he becomes PM


JEREMY Hunt has pledged to get more Brits on the housing ladder if he gets the keys to Downing Street.

The Tory leadership hopeful has pledged to build 1.5million additional homes for young people over the next ten years.

Jeremy Hunt has pledged to build 1.5 million homes for young people in his bid for the Tory leadership
Jeremy Hunt has pledged to build 1.5 million homes for young people in his bid for the Tory leadership

The radical blueprint will also include slashing unfair rates of interest on tuition fee debt.

Young entrepreneurs would be given more support and a new law to legislate for net zero carbon emissions by 2050. He would also deliver charging points across the country for electric motors.

The ex-Health Secretary would also deploy mental health support teams in every school.

Mr Hunt warns that the party must broaden its appeal following the third place showing in the Peterborough by-election this week – behind winners Labour and the Brexit Party.

He said: “There is no majority in relying just on those who voted for us in 2017 and the party now faces a choice about whether we want write off our chances with young people.

“I believe we have to unite the country, especially the divide between young and old. As Prime Minister I would deliver my pledge to young people to show that – when it comes to housing, climate change, mental health and education – we are on your side.”

Meanwhile, leadership outsider Sam Gyimah, who is backing a second referendum, is pledging to abolish the country’s five-worst taxes.

He says they “do the most damage for the money they raise, and whose abolition will get us the most bang for our buck”.

Gyimah has said his plans would involve moving towards abolishing stamp duty for homes under £1 million and replace business rates with a commercial land tax.

He would also track the tax thresholds to inflation which would “eliminate this stealth tax on work”.

Tory leadership contender Sam Gyimah wants to scrap stamp duty for homes under £1 million
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