On Tuesday night both Justin Tomlinson MP and Robert Buckland MP (for North Swindon and South Swindon respectively) voted down an amendment to the Housing and Planning Bill which would have seen landlords forced to ensure their properties were of a high enough standard for people to live in.
With the proportion of people living in rented accommodation in Swindon and around the country on the rise, the Swindon Liberal Democrats ask why our two Conservative MPs would vote against the interests of a growing proportion of their constituents.
According to Parliament’s register of interests, 72 of the MPs who voted against the amendment are landlords who derive an income from property of over £10,000 a year.
The full story can be found on the Independent website
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