Labour will buy every homeless person in the UK a house if the party is elected, Jeremy Corbyn has announced.
The party leader said he would purchase 8,000 homes “immediately” and give them to people sleeping rough around the UK.
He also highlighted plans to allow councils to take over properties that have been left “deliberately” empty in order to house people who are on waiting lists around the country.
Rough sleeping in England has reached new highs, official figures out last week showed.
There are now around 5,000 people living on the streets around the country, a 15 per cent rise on the same period in 2016.