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The engine room

Darren Rodwell
Darren Rodwell
Leader, Barking & Dagenham Council
Challenges ● March 3, 2022

I promised I'd build 2,000 affordable homes and we did more than that in the last four years. We had Brexit and Covid, yet we still managed it.

I'm promising to build another 2,000 truly affordable homes, of which 500 will be for people with additional needs: larger families or people with disabilities or addiction issues. We've got to make sure we cover everyone; we have lots of hidden homeless, or people who don't go weekly shopping but go to the food bank each week.

Exceprt from an interview conducted in seven parts on 25 January 2022. Watch this part below, or watch the full interview here.

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