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 Stratford and New Town ward, where you have 12 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.