Ashley Wakeling

party: Green Party
constituency: Swansea West

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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

Mental health should be given the same funding as physical health. As a brother of a child that suffered with multiple organ failure at birth, my parent's lives would not have been possible without the bedside help provided by Great Ormond Street Hospital, we need to ensure this kind of care is offered to those with dementia.

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.

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, rent should never increase by more than inflation and NEVER during an agreed tenancy.

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

Entirely, this is something I have been campaigning on heavily. When looking for a flat recently I was appalled at the difference in standards there were between some properties compared to others. We need to regulate our rental stock, both private and council owned.

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

I would entirely agree with this.

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

organisation: Generation Rent

Yes, we need to return to an era in which a home is something that you LIVE IN and not solely an economic asset.

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

organisation: Open Rights Group (ORG)

No restriction of information at all.

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

organisation: CISTA

Yes, a huge amount of money is spent policing this, when in fact the vast majority of drug laws are archaic and wasteful.