Kieran Turner-Dave

party: Green Party
constituency: Manchester Central

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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

The Green Party would look to establish a mandatory licensing scheme for landlords, to regulate the quality of rented housing and to cap rents.

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

The Green Party would look to establish a mandatory licensing scheme for landlords, to regulate the quality of rented housing and to cap rents.

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

Yes. The Green Party want to build 500,000 social rented homes, ensuring development is evenly distributed across the UK (creating 35,000 jobs). We would pay for this by abolishing mortgage relief for landlords to raise an extra £5.8billion

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

organisation: CISTA

Yes! I am a very vocal advocate of drug law reform. You can read more about my opinions on this issue here: http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/kieran-turner-dave/war-on-drugs_b_4476527.html

How would you reform surveillance law, oversight and practice to respect the rights of law-abiding people?

organisation: Open Rights Group (ORG)

I was personally appalled by the reports of mass surveillance that were exposed by Edward Snowden. Every human being has the right to a private life, and taxpayers money should not be spent on spying on every citizen's confidential communications.

We must have proper judicial oversight for when the authorities can use surveillance. I believe it is only acceptable when used in a targeted effort, signed off by a judge, where there is evidence that the target may be a threat to safety of other citizens.

The Green Party policy statement on mass surveillance is as follows:

"The Green Party of England and Wales believes that illegal mass surveillance must be opposed. The Green Party will campaign against such surveillance and will act to protect whistle blowers such as Snowden who oppose illegal intrusion by the state.

The Green Party of England and Wales believes Edward Snowden should be granted political asylum in a European Union (EU) state of his choice. The United Kingdom (UK) government must take joint action with other states to protect its citizens and companies from espionage and mass surveillance including a parliamentary inquiry into the national security measures that abuse the privacy of the public.

The EU must press for the immediate completion of negotiations on a data protection framework agreement for the law enforcement sector between the EU and the US, before considering future trade and security treaties.

The current Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT), Passenger Name Record (PNR) and Safe Harbour agreements between the US and the European Union should be suspended and then renegotiated. The European Court of Human Rights should check the alleged actions of intelligence services to determine if they are in breach of article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights."

Therefore, our manifesto will support several policies opposing mass surveillance. We believe:
- There is no case for secret unaccountable mass surveillance of the type exposed by Ed Snowden
- The Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 (RIPA) must be replaced
- We must support the EUs proposals to strengthen data protection laws against opposition from large US data driven companies

I hope this answers your questions, and you consider voting Green in 2015.
Kieran.

F: facebook.com/VoteGreen2015KTD
T: @MCRGreenParty

To what degree should access to information on the internet be restricted by the state or private companies?

organisation: Open Rights Group (ORG)

I was personally appalled by the reports of mass surveillance that were exposed by Edward Snowden. Every human being has the right to a private life, and taxpayers money should not be spent on spying on every citizen's confidential communications.

We must have proper judicial oversight for when the authorities can use surveillance. I believe it is only acceptable when used in a targeted effort, signed off by a judge, where there is evidence that the target may be a threat to safety of other citizens.

The Green Party policy statement on mass surveillance is as follows:

"The Green Party of England and Wales believes that illegal mass surveillance must be opposed. The Green Party will campaign against such surveillance and will act to protect whistle blowers such as Snowden who oppose illegal intrusion by the state.

The Green Party of England and Wales believes Edward Snowden should be granted political asylum in a European Union (EU) state of his choice. The United Kingdom (UK) government must take joint action with other states to protect its citizens and companies from espionage and mass surveillance including a parliamentary inquiry into the national security measures that abuse the privacy of the public.

The EU must press for the immediate completion of negotiations on a data protection framework agreement for the law enforcement sector between the EU and the US, before considering future trade and security treaties.

The current Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT), Passenger Name Record (PNR) and Safe Harbour agreements between the US and the European Union should be suspended and then renegotiated. The European Court of Human Rights should check the alleged actions of intelligence services to determine if they are in breach of article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights."

Therefore, our manifesto will support several policies opposing mass surveillance. We believe:
- There is no case for secret unaccountable mass surveillance of the type exposed by Ed Snowden
- The Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 (RIPA) must be replaced
- We must support the EUs proposals to strengthen data protection laws against opposition from large US data driven companies

I hope this answers your questions, and you consider voting Green in 2015.
Kieran.

F: facebook.com/VoteGreen2015KTD
T: @MCRGreenParty