Christopher Were

party: Green Party
constituency: Monmouth

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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)

Myself and the Green Paryt oppose any case for secret unaccountable mass surveillance of the type exposed by Edward Snowden. We do accept that
government law enforcement agencies may occasionally need to intercept communications in specific circumstances. Such
specific surveillance should be proportionate, necessary, effective and within the rule of law, with independent judicial approval
and genuine parliamentary oversight.

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, absolutely.

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

organisation: Generation Rent

Yes.

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

organisation: Open Rights Group (ORG)

Myself and the Greens want limit the censoring or takedown of content or activity to exceptional circumstances, clearly set out within a comprehensive legal
framework. The Internet is a bastion of free speech and this needs to be protected.

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

organisation: CISTA

Yes. Our drug laws are very out-of-date.