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Many Conservative MPs that Rejected Fit for Human Habitation Amendment are Landlords

Rose - January 15, 2016
Many Conservative MPs that Rejected Fit for Human Habitation Amendment are Landlords

Many Conservative MPs that Rejected Fit for Human Habitation Amendment are Landlords

At least 72 of the Conservative MPs that rejected an amendment to the Housing and Planning Bill, which would have ensured that rental properties are fit for human habitation, are in fact private landlords.

Earlier this week, we reported that the Labour amendment, proposed by the Shadow Housing Minister, Teresa Pearce, was voted against in the House of Commons by 312 votes to 219. The full story is here: /conservatives-reject-move-to-ensure-rental-homes-are-safe/

During the debate, Pearce said that it was “distressing” to see reports of rental homes that “are frankly unfit for human habitation being let, often at obscene prices”.

However, the Local Government Minister, Marcus Jones, argued that the proposal would add “unnecessary regulation and cost to landlords”, which could push up rents for tenants.

The Housing and Planning Bill will now go to the House of Lords for a further debate.

The list of landlord MPs that voted against the amendment includes the Prime Minister, David Cameron, the Housing Minister, Brandon Lewis, and Kevin Hollinrake, who is the co-founder and chairman of Hunters estate agents.

Is your MP on this list of those that rejected the proposal and are also landlords themselves?

Nigel Adams

Stuart Andrew

Victoria Atkins

Jake Berry

James Berry

Bob Blackman

Robert Buckland

Alun Cairns

David Cameron

Alex Chalk

James Cleverley

Geoffrey Clifton-Brown

Therese Coffey

Geoffrey Cox

Mims Davies

Philip Davies

Richard Drax

James Duddridge

Alan Duncan

Philip Dunne

Jane Ellison

George Eustice

Mike Freer

Richard Fuller

John Glen

Robert Goodwill

Chris Grayling

Dominic Grieve

Chris Heaton-Harris

Peter Heaton-Jones

George Hollingberry

Kevin Hollinrake

Philip Hollobone

Nick Hurd

Stewart Jackson

Margot James

Sajid Javid

Joseph Johnson

Simon Kirby

Greg Knight

Brandon Lewis

Julian Lewis

Craig Mackinlay

Tania Mathias

Karl McCartney

Anne Marie Morris

Sheryll Murray

Robert Neill

Sarah Newton

Jesse Norman

David Nuttall

Neil Parish

Owen Paterson

Rebecca Pow

Jeremy Quin

Jacob Rees-Mogg

Laurence Robertson

Julian Smith

Royston Smith

Mark Spencer

John Stevenson

Desmond Swayne

Derek Thomas

Anne-Marie Trevelyan

Andrew Turner

Shailesh Vara

Theresa Villiers

Ben Wallace

David Warburton

Craig Whittaker

John Whittingdale

Nadhim Zahawi

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