Conservatives Say Housing Survey is "Meaningless"
No alternative options were given in questionnaires
Ealing Conservatives have condemned an 'independent survey' commissioned by Ealing Council, purporting to show support from tenants and leaseholders for the future management of council housing in Ealing.
Market research company, Ipsos MORI, sent questionnaires to tenants and leaseholders in July, asking if they supported plans to bring housing management under the council’s direct control.
Councillor Colm Costello, shadow cabinet member for housing told us: "We note the results of the test of opinion, however we have had reservations from the beginning that tenants and leaseholders were being asked to make a judgement about whether they supported the Labour Party’s plan to bring the management of council housing in house, without telling them about alternative options.
The full report is available to download from the ‘council properties’ section of the council’s website at www.ealing.gov.uk/housing
The council’s Cabinet will discuss the results of the survey and make a final decision on the proposals at its meeting on Tuesday, 14 September.
September 2, 2010