MSPs vote to end right-to-buy council homes

THE scrapping of the right-to-buy for council and housing association tenants has been overwhelmingly backed by Holyrood.

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The Scottish Government plans to end the right in a bid to boost the number of homes available in the social rental sector.

Conservative housing spokesman Alex Johnstone made a last-ditch attempt to save right-to-buy - which was first introduced by Margaret Thatcher's government in 1980 - but this was rejected by the Scottish Parliament.

MSPs voted by 103 votes to 12 against his amendment to the Housing (Scotland) Bill.

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