HOPEFUL Tory MP Chris Green said more people can now get on the housing ladder thanks to Conservative politics.

It comes as new figures show 86 Bolton people have used the Help To Buy scheme to receive an affordable mortgage.

Mr Green, who is standing against MP Julie Hilling for the Bolton West seat in May 2015, added that 370 new homes are currently under construction in Bolton.

He said: “Labour’s great recession led to a collapse in housebuilding and meant hardworking people in all parts of the country were unable to buy their own house to make a home.

“That’s why the Conservatives, as part of our long-term economic plan, launched Help to Buy and reinvigorated Right to Buy so that more people could buy a house.”