Lorna Tooley

party: Green Party
constituency: Romford

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

organisation: Open Rights Group (ORG)

People should not be under surveillance without evidence and any data collected through surveillance should not be kept if the person is found to have not committed an offence

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

It is important that healthcare is seen as more than just about a person's physical needs and that healthcare providers understand the importance of carers and greater protections are given to carers. There should not be legal barriers preventing patients receiving the care they need and if elected, I would fight for protection for carers

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

Absolutely

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 definitely support rent controls

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

Definitely

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 providing 500,000 new social homes. Homes have become unaffordable and we need to change this with more social housing and rent caps

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

organisation: Generation Rent

House prices are far too high, meaning many people will never be able to afford to buy their own home. Houses should be homes and not investment opportunities.

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

I would support this. I think we also need rent caps to protect tenants

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

organisation: Open Rights Group (ORG)

It shouldn't at all

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

organisation: CISTA

I think we need a review on drugs laws. It is clear that we are losing the war on drugs. It is a fact that many people use drugs despite current laws. We need to look at the reasons people use drugs and the effectiveness of the criminalization of drugs for personal use. There needs to be greater understand of drug abuse and suitable access to treatment for those wishing to overcome addiction