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Britain's prime minister David Cameron pledged on Saturday to build 100,000 new homes and offer them to younger first-time buyers at a 20 percent discount if his party wins a national election in May.I wonder where Labour and National got their 2014 election policies from?
The extension of the ruling Conservative's "Help to Buy" scheme - meant to get people on the housing ladder - was announced on the eve of the party's annual conference, the last before the vote...
The "Starter Homes" plan, would only cover houses built on brownfield sites, land which has already set aside for commercial purposes, in England, the Conservatives said in a statement.
Buyers aged under 40 would get the discount on the market value, made "possible because a Conservative government will exempt them from taxes, reduce development costs and allow the release of cheaper brownfield commercial land to build these homes on," the party added.
Under MMP the public needs to have the maximum amount of information about candidates on the party list."
He said the media and parties had failed to give the public as much information as was needed about candidates on the party list.
"This is lead to all sorts of surprises when minor parties like NZ First bring in large numbers of MPs. Quite often we haven't heard of them until their eccentricities are launched onto the public stage.Of course. But complaining about this on September 22 is a bit like saying the washing might get wet after watching the rain piss down and down upon it.
Otago university political scientist Dr Bryce Edwards said it was "bizarre" any candidate or MP would not tell voters what they did for a living.
"Under MMP the public needs to have the maximum amount of information about candidates on the party list."