Hello. Recently I asked someone from my local Labour Party branch what policies Labour had specifically for rural areas. She sent me an e-mail about it and the policies covered most of the concerns that I have. However there was one issue that I didn't feel was addressed. I've been asked to submit it here. This is what I wrote:
'I would like to mention/ask about one issue that you didn't cover. A key problem that villages have is wealthy people from cities buying a second home in picturesque villages but not spending much time there. This leads to some villages being fairly empty especially on weekdays, which means that there's very little demand for the shops, post office, village school, etc. which often then end up having to close. This demand for houses in picturesque villages also pushes up house prices there making it difficult or impossible for local people to afford a house there.
Does Labour have any policies to deal with this?'