Alan Munro

party: Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition
constituency: Sheffield, Heeley

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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

Yes, Rent control is one of TUSC's key manifesto pledges

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, TUSC supports a massive increase in social housing provision and stricy control of standards and rents in the private sector

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, TUSC believes that the land, banks and building industry should be nationalised to facilitate a planned mass social house building programme.

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

organisation: Generation Rent

Yes way too high but that will remain the case as long as housebuilding is for profit rather than social need. The building industry should be nationalised and democratically controlled.

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