Aidan Campbell

party: Green Party
constituency: Grantham and Stamford

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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

We would reform the private rented sector by introducing a Living Rent Tenancy, including 5-year fixed tenancy agreements, a rent control that caps annual rent increases linked to the Consumer Price Index, abolition of letting agents fees, security of tenancy, abolition of insurance-based deposit schemes, local not-for-profit letting agencies.

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

We would build 500,000 social rented homes to high sustainability standards by increasing the social housing budget from £1.5bn pa to £6bn pa in the lifetime of the Parliament, removing borrowing caps from local councils, and creating 35,000 good jobs.

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

organisation: Generation Rent

houses prices are too high in certain areas but it is all about the location and the supply and demand. If someone is willing to pay £2 million for a shoebox in Kensington because it is a sought after area then the demand is there.

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

Many private sector landlords own property where many people on housing benefit are living in squalor. We would support a rent tax so that these landlords do not exploit the vulnerable.

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

organisation: Open Rights Group (ORG)

We don’t want disproportionate or unaccountable surveillance or censorship. We want a transparent state, but we want control over the data that our digital lives create. We need copyright laws that reward creators but which are consistent with digital technologies. Above all we want democratic political control of this technology. Follow human rights judgments limiting surveillance and data retention in full. Support the EU’s proposals to strengthen data protection laws against opposition from large US data driven companies.

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

organisation: CISTA

We should treat drug addiction as a health problem rather than a crime, making drugs policy the responsibility of the Department of Health and immediately decriminalising both the individual use of drugs and the sale of drugs for personal use, in order to ensure that resources are targeted at supporting, not punishing, drug users.