The Labour shadow housing brief has passed from Mike Amesbury (MP, Weaver Vale) to Matthew Pennycook (MP, Greenwich and Woolwich).
Mr Amesbury takes over the shadow role for local government.
Leaseholders – and LKP – have a lot to thank Mike Amesbury. He has been an indefatigable advocate for home buyers ripped off by doubling ground rents and the unjustifiable spread of leasehold houses – which were particularly prevalent in the North West.
He also had a leading role in organising the summit of stakeholders caught up in the building safety / cladding scandal headed by communities shadow Lucy Powell earlier this year.
Representing a London seat, Mr Pennycook has been more involved with leasehold flats in his constituency, especially new build blocks caught up in the building safety / cladding scandal.
He has attended many of the main leaseholder meetings, including the demonstration in Parliament Square last September.