Catherine Reilly

party: UK Independence Party (UKIP)
constituency: Old Bexley and Sidcup

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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

Of course

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


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 support even more.

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

Yes it is common sense

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

organisation: Open Rights Group (ORG)

It does depend on the subject. With terror on our shores we are damned if you do and damned if you don't.

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

organisation: Open Rights Group (ORG)

I would use profiling techniques so that largely law-abiding people are not unduly affected by a blanket policy.

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 is clearly an issue that should be challenged in favour under the Convention of Human Rights Act 1998. Article 8 and there are others gives everyone in this land a right to family life. Whether it be at home or in hospitals everybody should be able to have family members with them.

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 of course how else can we control these property racketeers from gaining huge profits.

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

organisation: Generation Rent

They are ridiculously high and more so in London. They could certainly introduce much more regulation on house prices value for money etc. Foreign buyers with huge sums are money are allowed to pay exorbitant sums for homes in London and other major cities. This doesn't help.

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

organisation: CISTA

Current legislation and police powers seem to have little affect. We do need to overhaul our drug laws.