Rent Freedom Day – Westminster, Wednesday 4 February 

It is just under two weeks until Rent Freedom Day: your chance to remind MPs to do something for renters before they start electioneering.

As well as the mass lobby of Parliament, there is a  day of talks, workshops and events.

  • 11am Diane Abbott MP and campaigner Becki Ely will debate the merits of rent control with the Residential Landlords Association and Institute of Economic Affairs.
  • Noon. Air your views and share your experiences of the housing market at Open Mic session.
  • 1pm.  Comedians Josie Long and Andy Zaltzman and poet Angry Sam, who will provide light relief over lunch.
  • 2pm. Generation Rent’s Alex Hilton, pollster Katy Owen from Survation and Jilted Generation author Shiv Malik will discuss Renter Power – what the growing sector means for the future of politics.
  • 3pm. Spokespeople from the Conservatives, Labour, Liberal Democrats and the Green Party to debate why they’re the party for renters at  hustings at 3pm.

Plus workshops on voter registration, conditions in the private rented sector, student housing, migrant rights, homelessness and many more.

Visit www.rentfreedomday.org/schedule for full details

Rent Freedom Day is completely free to attend – just register here if you haven’t done so already. And if you can’t make it on the day, here are some things you can do to take part instead.

Organised by Generation Rent

http://www.generationrent.org

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About seancreighton1947

Since moving to Norbury in July 2011 I have been active on local economy issues with Croydon TUC and Croydon Assembly, and am a member of the latter's Environment Forum. I am a member of the 5 Norbury Residents Associations Joint Planning Committee, and a Governor of Norbury Manor Primary School. I write for Croydon Citizen at http://thecroydoncitizen.com. I co-ordinate the Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and Croydon Radical History Networks and advise the North East People's History Project.. I give history talks and lead history walks. I retired in 2012 having worked in the community/voluntary sector and on heritage projects. My history interests include labour movement, mutuality, Black British, slavery & abolition, Edwardian roller skating and the social and political use of music and song. I have a particular interest in the histories of Battersea and Wandsworth, Croydon and Lambeth. I have a publishing imprint History & Social Action Publications.
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