Paul Ray

More affordable housing is needed in Lichfield, claims Liberal Democrat parliamentary candidate Paul Ray.

The city has recently featured in a list of the 15 least affordable places to live in the whole of the United Kingdom.

Paul Ray. Pic: Lewis Deakin
Paul Ray. Pic: Lewis Deakin

The list. compiled by Lloyds Bank. revealed that the average house price in Lichfield is £251,468 – nearly seven times the average wage.

The report also revealed the city to be the most expensive place to live outside of the south of England, with average property prices up by 11 per cent since 2005.

The Liberal Democrats have pledged to build 300,000 homes a year to tackle the housing shortage across the country.

Mr Ray said: “One of my main priorities locally is housing. Lichfield is a very nice place to live, it is a great area to bring up a family and to enjoy your live, but it is very expensive.

“We do need more affordable housing in Lichfield. We need homes in order to attract young families, key workers and people who deliver public services, so they can all come to Lichfield to develop their lives.”

The candidates standing in the Lichfield constituency in May are:

  • Andy Bennetts – Class War
  • Michael Fabricant – Conservatives
  • Robert Pass – Green Party
  • John Rackham – UKIP
  • Paul Ray – Lib Dem
  • Chris Worsey – Labour

Lewis Deakin

NCTJ-trained reporter with experience in a wide variety of journalism settings.