Natalie Bennett, Green party leader, was unable to attend her party’s housing policy campaign today, as she has lost her voice.
Bennett tweeted saying she had lost her voice due to having “many conversations with voters” and issued an apology to the Cressingham Garden residents.
She had been due to visit the South London housing estate and was going to set out her party’s plans to control rent. Instead she is said to now be “resting” ahead of her battle bus launch which is taking place tomorrow.
This is not the first time Bennett’s health has suffered. During a radio interview in February she suffered an apparent mind blank and failed to answer questions correctly about her party’s policies. The interview was on LBC radio when she suffered an apparent ‘brain fade’ while being interviewed by Nick Ferrari.
Earlier today it was suggested that Labour had stolen the green party’s thunder, which Bennett dismissed and said Labour’s policies were just “watered down” versions of the Green’s proposals.
Bennett told BBC breakfast that housing needed to be looked at differently: “We need to move away from thinking of homes primarily as financial assets and go back to thinking they are safe places for people to live.”
She also said that the Green party want to abolish right to buy and build 500,000 social homes on brownfield sites over the course of the next parliament. The green party would also introduce rent control for people who are living in private rental accommodation.
Too many conversations with voters mean I have lost my voice -apologies to #cressinghamgardens residents that I won't be able to visit today
— Natalie Bennett (@natalieben) April 27, 2015