Darren Price

party: Labour Party
constituency: Congleton

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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.

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 I do. I am very pleased that just today Ed Miliband announced a policy to introduce rent controls in the private sector to accompany the 3-year tenancies that will give more stability to those renting their homes from private landlords, I also feel that this could be extended.

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, I do. The private rental sector in particular needs more regulation.

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 believe wholeheartedly in building lots more social housing and would like to open-up public borrowing to do this - social housing is after all infrastructure and should be considered as such.

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

organisation: Generation Rent

Yes, when compared to earnings they are increasingly unaffordable for many young (and not so young) people.

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

organisation: CISTA

Yes I would. I believe in evidence-based policy making in this area and in others and the main aim of drug policy should be to minimise drug harm. A Royal Commission with the aim of reviewing policy in order to minimise harm (and not score political points) would be a good thing.