Murray Sackwild

party: Green Party
constituency: Harlow

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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

Most definitely 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

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

Definitely YES

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

organisation: CISTA

Yes

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

organisation: Open Rights Group (ORG)

I'd favour a light touch approach. Ordinary citizens have the right not to be spied on. Permits should be legally sort to monitor those who are genuinely deemed to be a risk.

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

organisation: Open Rights Group (ORG)

I'm against restrictions. The law, as it is, can be used to prosecute inappropriate posting. Further restriction isn't necessary.

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

More facilities should definitely be provided for carers to be able to spend quality time (sometimes overnight) in these circumstances. Of course the reintegration of this area into a public NHS would be good.

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. Though law needs tightening when it comes to hate speech.

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

Definitely YES

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

organisation: Generation Rent

Yes - as is rent.
We need lots more houses for purchase and council rent.