Jonathan Tyler

party: Green Party
constituency: York Central

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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

By promulgating good practice, if necessary backed by law.

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

Of course.

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.

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

Totally.

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

organisation: Open Rights Group (ORG)

Only where there is clear evidence of violent activity or (extreme - I know it's difficult to define) pornography.

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

organisation: CISTA

Yes, provided the government promised in advance to take its findings seriously.

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

Broadly yes, and the scandal of housing benefit passing straight through into landlords' pockets must stop.

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

organisation: Open Rights Group (ORG)

A thorough and transparent inquiry is urgently needed, followed by an evidence-based overhaul of the law. The state must justify what it wants to do.

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

organisation: Generation Rent

Yes. We must replace the concept of houses as assets with that of houses as homes, and we must reform every aspect of the dysfunctional housing 'market'. The Green Party would for example build many new social homes for rent, cap private rents and remove tax privileges from landlords, and replace Council Tax with a Land Value Tax.