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 said about empty homes
On 3 May 2018, you had 12 candidates to choose from in Stratford and New Town ward.
Where we had their contact details, 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.