Julie Hawkins

party: Green Party
constituency: Northampton South

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Should people in Scotland and Northern Ireland have the same free speech protections from libel bullies as their neighbours in England and Wales?

organisation: English PEN

Yes of course.

Recent polling show that people support rent control by a margin of nine to one. Do you support a rent control that limits rent rises between tenancies as well as during tenancies?

organisation: Generation Rent

Yes

The standards of goods and services that are essential, such as food and water, are generally highly regulated. Do you support enforced minimum standards in housing as a precondition of a renting?

organisation: Generation Rent

Yes

Governments implement policies that directly and indirectly impact on house prices. Do you think house prices are too high?

organisation: Generation Rent

Yes because they are unaffordable to normal people.

Private sector landlords receive over £27bn a year in housing benefit and tax breaks. Would you support a rent tax that recouped up to a third of this to fund new housing supply?

organisation: Generation Rent

Yes

Would you support the creation of a Royal Commission to review Britain’s drug laws?

organisation: CISTA

Yes

The right of parents to remain with their children in hospital has been established for over forty years. How would you ensure carers of people with dementia are equally welcome in hospital?

organisation: John's Campaign

What a great idea. I would also extend this to anyone suffering from autism, and severe anxiety, and any other mental health condition, and some physical conditions where communication is limited.
It would help both the person concerned to recover more quickly and allow better communication between nursing staff and the patient, because they have someone who understands them present, who can calm them and explain procedures.
As an RGN I've seen how confused and upset patients get, especially at night. This would really add to the quality of life for dementia patients.
Yes this should be a right.

Britain spends £24 billion on housing benefit and less than £1.5 billion on building homes. Do you support an increase in the social housebuilding grant to £5 billion a year to build homes?

organisation: Generation Rent

The Green Party is committed to building 500,00 new social homes.