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Stop privatisation; improve existing and build a new generation of first class council housing
Tenants take campaign to party conferences
A meeting on Wednesday 28th during Labour's conference will demand policies to defend secure tenancies, halt evictions and invest in council housing. Tenants, delegates and campaigners will hear Austin Mitchell MP, Gail Cartmail Unite, Heather Wakefield Unison, Eileen Short chair DCH, and Owen Jones, author: The Demonisation of the Working Class 6pm Wed 28th at Quaker Meeting House, 22 School Lane, Liverpool L1 3BT - see leaflet.

Defend Council Housing and the Housing Emergency are also calling on tenants, unions and housing campaigners to join a Housing contingent on the Manchester protest at Conservative conference 2nd October. See TUC and for transport see Right to Work.
And tenants across Britain are invited to a conference in Leeds on 20th October, to plan future action. Contact for details.

What you can do
1.Help lobby Labour conference Mon 26-Wed 28th in Liverpool and come to the meeting 6pm 28th : let us know when you can help
2. Join Housing contingent on TUC protest 2nd October 12 noon Liverpool Rd (off Deansgate)Manchester - bring banners and posters, and let us know:
3. Order new DCH newspaper: £20 per 100, £120 per 1000 to Defend Council Housing PO Box 33519 London E2 9WW
4. Check what's happening locally - get together tenants, trade unions, politicians and campaigners against stock transfer, sell-offs, or unnecessary demolition of council housing and to bring Arms Length Management back in-house
Demand MPs and Councillors reject use of fixed-term tenancies, means testing, up to 80% market rents and cutting access to council housing, during consultation on Council Landlord (Tenancy) policy.
5. Link with housing association,private tenants and campaigners locally to oppose evictions due to Housing Benefit cuts.
6. Use Shelter Rogue Landlords Campaign to ask local councils what they are doing about rogue landlords. And see their film calling on Mayor Boris Johnson to do more about overcrowding in London
7. Come to the Residents Action conference Thursday 20 October 2011 at the Leeds Church Institute, 20 New Market Street Leeds LS1 6DG; 10am  3pm, free - contact

Further information from
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Labour Conference meeting

Housing Act Summit 22 October

Oppose NoHousing Bill

Right to Buy2: Stop sell-offs

Southwark march 25 March

Council Housing: Time To Invest

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