Just because you're in a council house doesn't mean you're a 'drain' on council funds, if your rent covers the costs of the home and associated admin, repairs etc.
Well it costs quite a bit to buy/build a property so that's why there's a shortage - end up paying for people to stay in short-term private accommodation. So free up the council houses for those that really need it. If you're on £60k you can commute from a cheaper are if that's the issue. I used to work near some fantastically located council accommodation near Southwark Bridge, hopefully they're all lived in by key worker types, if so they have some lovely cars.