More than 60,000 people have rushed to sign a petition set up by The Big Issue‘s current cover star, George Clarke, pushing the government to build more council houses.
The architect and television presenter is making a big political noise following the broadcast of his latest documentary, George Clarke’s Council House Scandal, which aired this week on Channel 4.
????50k signatures! ????We need high-quality homes for those desperate for a decent, stable, safe, secure and truly affordable roof over their heads. Sign our petition and help end the council house scandal: #CouncilHouse100#UKhousing@MrGeorgeClarkehttps://t.co/CRtXVDY7LHpic.twitter.com/2YY5O5UGRN
— George Clarke's Council House Scandal (@CHouseScandal) August 1, 2019
In this week’s Big Issue, Clarke explains why the issue is so important to him. “I was brought up on a council housing estate and I saw how really good, well-designed houses in a well-designed with great public spaces and public amenities created a great community,” he says.
“Until those in power really fully understand how transformative a good, affordable, decent home can be for people we are never going to solve the housing crisis.”