Newham Borough Council has 1,327 empty homes

In October 2017, there were 1,327 unfurnished and empty homes in Newham Borough Council, of which 488 had been empty for longer than 2 years.

What your candidates say about empty homes

You'll be voting on 3 May in Forest Gate South ward, where you have 11 candidates to choose from.

We emailed candidates to ask: If elected, will you vote to double council tax on empty homes in Newham Borough Council, and work to end the scandal of properties being left empty? Here's what they said.

Lois Amelia Austin, Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition

This candidate is supporting the pledge

Their comments: But more importantly, where homes are long term empty and owned by rich individuals or investment companies for speculation, they should be requisitioned to house those in need.
Winston Theodore Vaughan, Labour Party

Has been sent the pledge, but hasn't replied yet

Tahmina Rahman, Labour Party

Has been sent the pledge, but hasn't replied yet

Masihullah Patel, Labour Party

Has been sent the pledge, but hasn't replied yet

Hugh Bryan Barnard, Green Party

Hasn't been sent the pledge yet

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James Jones, Liberal Democrats

Hasn't been sent the pledge yet

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Madeleine Haysey, Liberal Democrats

Hasn't been sent the pledge yet

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Matthew Oliver Edwards, Conservative and Unionist Party

Hasn't been sent the pledge yet

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Michael James Fox, Liberal Democrats

Hasn't been sent the pledge yet

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Olenka Gradosielska, Conservative and Unionist Party

Hasn't been sent the pledge yet

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Shaeb Khan, Conservative and Unionist Party

Hasn't been sent the pledge yet

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Where and how to vote

You can vote between 7am and 10pm on Thursday 3 May 2018 at your local polling station. You don't need to take your polling card with you, or any ID. Find your polling station.