David Batey

party: Liberal Democrats
constituency: North East Derbyshire

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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

Yes, although as devolved matters that is up to the people of Scotland and Northern Ireland

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

No, I believe it will result in fewer properties being available and those that are not being maintained properly by landlords

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


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

organisation: Generation Rent

Yes, they have been for too long

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

organisation: Open Rights Group (ORG)

If published legally on the net it should not be restricted at all

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

organisation: CISTA