Labour shadow chancellor Ed Balls MP took time out from the Labour Party annual conference to take a look around a Great Places housing development in Longsight, Manchester.
The senior opposition figure took a tour around the site ahead of calling for 100,000 more affordable homes to be built in the hope of kick-starting the economy.
Our development will create affordable family homes for people in the area
Matthew Harrison, Great Places deputy chief executive and director of development
The Great Places development, due to be completed in June 2013 by contractors Seddon Construction, will provide 59 much needed family homes available through affordable rent.
Accompanied by other senior Labour Party members Jack Dromey MP, Rachel Reeves MP and Hilary Benn MP, the group also met two apprentices working on the scheme.
Great Places deputy chief executive and director of development, Matthew Harrison said: “Our development will create affordable family homes for people in the area. This site is a good example of Great Places working with partners, in this case Seddon Construction and Manchester City Council, to satisfy the demand for new homes.”
Seddon Construction managing director Jonathan Seddon says: “Our apprentices were delighted to welcome the shadow chancellor to Longsight where we are working with Great Places to create much-needed new affordable housing.”