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party: Liberal Democrats
constituency: Sunderland Central

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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, of course - this has to be achieved in collaboration with the Scottish parliament and the Northern Ireland Assembly.

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 - far more needs to be done on the issue of tenants' rights, and this is one such example. The incoming government should take a new and overdue look at introducing rent controls.

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 - it is a constant frustration that private landlords are not required to ensure accommodation is of a minimum standard.

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 - if we are to meet our expanding housing needs we need to build more social housing. It's not a question of cost - although we are investing in the future - it's a matter of addressing urgent need.

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

organisation: Generation Rent

Easy answer - yes. For too long successive governments have welcomed house price inflation, much of it artificial, as a good thing. Clearly these increases have damaging secondary effects on rents and tenants.

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 - an excellent idea.

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

organisation: Open Rights Group (ORG)

I don't believe access to information should be restricted by private companies at all. There should be no place for this in a open and liberal society.

As a liberal, I am very much opposed to denying access to information. However, I concede that in exceptional circumstances (such as highly sensitive judicial proceedings) it may be appropriate for governments to occasionally make such restrictions for a time - just as they would for offline information.

But such circumstances I belieev would be very rare and speaking more generally I am opposed to limiting acces to information.

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

organisation: CISTA

Yes - I support CISTA's objectives and believe that drug law should follow the lead of scientific evidence.