Chris Fernandez

party: Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition
constituency: Derby South

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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)

I would get rid of a lot of CCTV cameras as it is surveillance by the state. Britain has more than any other country.

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

My half brother has dementia and is in a care home. They should be better funded with more staff and resources . Staff should be trained in how to inter act with people with dementia when they are in hospital.

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, of course they should.

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. There should be a cap on rents. Down London for exampl;e landlords can charge what they want.

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


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

organisation: Generation Rent

Yes they are too high. In fact i think last summer only 5% of 18 to 30 year olds took out a mortage. Fifty years ago it was 60%

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 I do

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

organisation: Open Rights Group (ORG)

Should not be restricted. Everyone has the right to access information. However, it also depends on the case.

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

organisation: CISTA

Yes I would.