More than 13,000 people have been on a council waiting list for a home for 10 years or more, figures have revealed.

The Liberal Democrats said families and individuals were being forced to put “their life on hold for over a decade whilst they wait”.

Using Freedom of Information laws, the party learned that of the 170,351 people on local authority waiting lists for social housing, 33,334 had been on the list for at least five years, with 13,021 on it for a decade or more.

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I am a journalist and author. I am a staff writer at the UK edition of WIRED magazine and in 2015 my book, Freedom of Information: A Practical Guide for UK Journalists, was published. I created FOI Directory in 2012.