KiwiBuild scheme

PHOTO: National Party’s Simeon Brown took a swing at Labour’s KiwiBuild scheme during the debate

National Party MP Simeon Brown has come out swinging at Labour’s housing promises saying they stopped more homes being built at Ihumātao than they built during their time in government.

The issue of housing, especially for the next generation, was a hot topic of debate during the Young Voters’ Debate tonight.

Labour Party’s Keri Allan was defending her party’s housing policy when National’s Brown took aim at their poor record for building.

“This is the party that said they were going to build 100,000 affordable homes within 10 years,” Brown said.

“Well, I think they’ve built just over 500 – in fact they’ve stopped more houses being built at Ihumātao than they’ve actually built through KiwiBuild.