Scrapping the right to buy will hurt aspiration in Wales

The Welsh Government’s decision to end the right to buy scheme will damage social mobility across South Wales, according to South Wales Central AM Andrew RT Davies.


Pointing out that many families in the area had only got on the housing ladder because of the scheme – introduced under Margaret Thatcher in the 1980s – the Welsh Conservative Leader said he feared the scrapping it would take the opportunity away from future generations.


Mr Davies said, “There are few prouder moments than owning your own home, and in South Wales many families were able to do so because of right to buy. Without it, home ownership was nothing more than a pipe dream.


“The Labour-run Cardiff Council had already signalled their desire to end the policy in the City, and the Welsh Government’s decision confirms the Party are the enemies of aspiration. They are putting ideology before helping people get on in life.


“The Welsh Conservatives oppose this short-sighted policy and we will work hard to deliver a Wales that works for everyone.”