Property 

Housebuilding's boom and bust

Housebuilding's boom and bust

Margaret Thatcher is often credited with popularising the notion of the UK as a “property-owning democracy”, but the saying was actually coined by inter-war Conservative MP Noel Skelton in 1923, with wider distribution of property seen as a way of winning working-class votes. For the past century, extending homeownership has been a central tenet of Conservative party policy. 

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