Ayesha Saleem

party: Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition
constituency: Edinburgh East

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

organisation: Open Rights Group (ORG)

Access to information should be freely available. It should not be controlled by the agenda of big business and their representatives in psrliament.

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

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

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

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

yes

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

organisation: CISTA

Yes, support the legalization of all drugs.

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

organisation: Open Rights Group (ORG)

Surveillance law is used against socialists, trade unionists and other activists. It is also used against working class people to criminalize them. In addition to this it is also racist and used against Black men.

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

Carers of people with dementia should be welcome. I would ensure this by campaigning for disability rights of the people with dementia and carers and opposing all cuts and austerity.

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

I certainly agree with standards being set in housing before renting. Greedy landlords should be made to provide a good standard of housing. In addition to this i also stand for rent controls and building social housing that is decent and affordable.

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

organisation: Generation Rent

Housing under capitalism is a commodity and controlled by supply and demand a market mechanism. This benefits the rich. It also leads to bubbles and eventually collapse and re-posessions. It no way satisfies need.