Andrew Gwynne

party: Labour Party
constituency: Denton and Reddish

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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, but it is a devolved issue and not really my business. Libel reform was long overdue in this country and I am pleased with the progress we have made.

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

I take the position that longer tenancies should be made the norm, and that rent should be controlled during those tenancies. Examples from the rest of Europe show us that longer tenancies provide peace of mind and financial stability for both parties.

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

organisation: Generation Rent

In certain parts of the country, prices are certainly too high. I think Labour's proposal for the abolition of stamp duty for first time buyers is definitely the best way forward. It will allow more people to buy their first homes, and I hope that will help to kickstart the housebuilding we so desperately need - that we have promised to deliver. All of this will bring down house prices to more affordable levels.