London mayor Boris Johnson accused of failing on housing
Mayor Boris Johnson has been accused of failing to get a grip on the housing crisis in London.
It comes as figures from Nationwide building society show house prices in the city have increased by 18% in the last year - almost double the national average.
At a meeting at City Hall, the mayor was questioned on his housing strategy which aims to build 42,000 homes a year, 17,000 of which will be affordable and 4,500 for social rent.
In his first term as mayor, 57,000 affordable homes were built; so far in his second term, 18,000 have been completed.
Mr Johnson defended his policy; however, London Assembly member Tom Copley for Labour disputed the mayor's record while Green Party member Baroness Jenny Jones said low paid workers were being driven out of London.
02 Apr 2014