Stephen Churchman

party: Liberal Democrats
constituency: Dwyfor Meirionnydd

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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)

We must review the Human Rights legislation to ensure it protects that RIGHT people and stop abuse of the law. We need to protect individuals from snooping, including from "eyes in the sky technology". Legislation has not kept apace with technology.

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

This should be a right, not a privilege.

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

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

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

As a candidate - YES. As a County Councillor - YES. As a Board Member of a Housing Association - YES

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

organisation: Generation Rent

Yes, but they are driven by supply and demand.

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

No, any charges on landlords will only result in them increasing rents. This will result in people being made homeless.

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

organisation: Open Rights Group (ORG)

The main aim of any restriction should be regarding personal information. If it is personal, who should have the right to access is it should be restricted to a needs to no basis, eg Doctors on Health Care matters.

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

organisation: CISTA

Absolutely YES