Part of Opposition Day — [13th Allotted Day] – in the House of Commons at 4:45 pm on 15th December 2015.

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Photo of Brandon Lewis Brandon Lewis Minister of State (Communities and Local Government) 4:45 pm, 15th December 2015

My hon. Friend highlights the reality and what the ambition should be. London is a shining example of what a city can achieve under the leadership of a powerful Mayor. He has overseen the delivery of more than 67,000 affordable homes since the mess we inherited in 2010, and we want to build on that, which is why we are looking to devolve more powers to mayoral London and enable my hon. Friend Zac Goldsmith to take forward my hon. Friend’s work. We make no apology for focusing on affordable home ownership, while Labour does everything it can to deny people the chance to own their own home. It is what people want; buying a home is an aspiration shared by the vast majority of the public—86% say they would choose to buy their own property—which might partly explain the result at the general election, when Labour was ignored by the public.