Martyn Davis

party: Labour Party
constituency: Horsham

back to candidate list

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

organisation: Open Rights Group (ORG)

record access to restricted sites; and gaining further access on;y with a warrant

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

Careres and loving families of those living with dementia should have the same rights of access as those caring for children

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


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


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, some standards that are currently offered to those who rent is disgraceful; they should have minimum standards

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

Very much so

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

organisation: Generation Rent

House prices are far too high, the market in London is swayed towards overseas buyers and not local. The planning process at present encourages price rises to a high level

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


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

organisation: Open Rights Group (ORG)

Any information that encourages law breaking, can cause harm or damage should be restricted. For example: child pornography, sites encouraging terrorism, violence, self harm etc

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

organisation: CISTA

I believe that the government made a huge mistake in not recognising the difference between skunk and cannabis, it took far to long to recongise that Kat is a dangerous drug; so yes but not to legalise drugs