Wednesday, June 14, 2017

The 71 Tory landlord-MPs who voted down the "fit for human habitation" amendment


In January 2016 the Tories notoriously voted down a Labour Party amendment to their Housing Bill that would have required landlords to ensure that the properties they rent out are "fit for human habitation".

71 of the 319 Tory MPs to shoot this "fit for human habitation" requirement out of the water are registered as landlords on the Parliamentary register of members' interests.

Here's a list of the Tory MPs who thought that landlords like them should not be required to ensure the properties they rent out are "fit for human habitation".
  • 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 
  • 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 (teller) 
  • Greg Knight 
  • Brandon Lewis 
  • Julian Lewis 
  • Craig Mackinlay 
  • Tania Mathias 
  • Karl McCartney 
  • Anne Marie Morris 
  • Sheryll Murray 
  • Robert Neill 
  • Sarah Newton (teller) 
  • 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
Credit to Political Scrapbook for trawling through the parliamentary register of interests to cross reference the Tory landlords with the Tory MPs who voted not to require landlords to ensure that the properties they rent are fit for human habitation.

In light of the Grenfell Tower fire and the fact that a succession of Tory housing ministers sat on a report into tower block fire safety, it's about time people started waking up to the fact that the Tory government don't give a damn about housing.

They oversaw the lowest rate of house building since the early 1920s and the most unaffordable house prices in history, but to them that's all good, because the higher the demand for housing, the faster the inflation of their own personal property portfolios, and the higher the rents they can charge to their tenants.

These people are far too removed from reality to give a damn.

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