MICK Lerry, who will contest the Bridgwater and West Somerset Constituency for Labour at the next General Election, has called on the Government to do more to help people afford a home.

He said: “The security of knowing you can afford to live in your home is the cornerstone of a strong society.

“It’s a basic aspiration that working people want for themselves and their children – one that should be open to everyone.

“Many people in Bridgwater and West Somerset are facing a cost of living crisis and are struggling with housing costs.”