And the landlord vote goes to – Please vote again

by Dr Rosalind Beck

14:27 PM, 13th December 2018
About 2 years ago

And the landlord vote goes to – Please vote again

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And the landlord vote goes to – Please vote again

Editors note: The voting form has recently been set up again so you can only cast one vote. Dr Beck would be most grateful if you could vote again if you haven’t already. Many thanks.

In recent months there has been much speculation about a general election being called early. I would like to get an idea of landlords’ voting intentions – which I then aim to relay to politicians. So could you please select out of the options below?

It would also then be very helpful if you could expand on your answers below in the comments section. You don’t have to answer each of the following points – just those you want to.
For example, if you have switched allegiance or you haven’t, could you give your reasons? Could you also give your thoughts on what you think of each party and their policies and attitude towards the private rented sector? You may also vote for a party for other reasons, unrelated to your role as a landlord, so it would also be interesting if you explained that.

I would also be interested in your insights into what you think your tenants might vote, if you have any idea or just your general thoughts on how you think the Government’s and Opposition’s approach to the PRS is likely to affect tenants’ voting patterns – particularly, whether you think that the Government’s recent assault on the sector is likely to gain them the ‘tenant vote.’

This could be important in terms of advocating for our sector, so please take part.


Mark Shine

20:19 PM, 13th December 2018
About 2 years ago

Some might think this is a little naive... but I usually base my voting decision on the content of the manifestos and which of them I feel offers the most sensible and fairest solution, not for me personally, but for the nation as a whole. This has almost always led to me voting Lib Dem.
But I do agree with others, that 🇬🇧 is not ready for Corbynomics. Too risky.
Based on this v significant risk/threat to the nation as a whole, and due to the lack of proportional representation (which of course has always been the case here when I’ve voted 🤬).... who knows, but unfortunately I might need to seriously consider voting a little more tactically next time.


20:56 PM, 13th December 2018
About 2 years ago

Reply to the comment left by John McKay at 13/12/2018 - 18:07
I feel exactly the same John. I can't believe landlords are prepared to vote for them now after everything they have done to us!


20:58 PM, 13th December 2018
About 2 years ago

Reply to the comment left by Larry Sweeney at 13/12/2018 - 18:27
Well put Larry

Mark Shine

21:00 PM, 13th December 2018
About 2 years ago

If labour put forward a more sensible candidate (eg ‘the one that got away’ - David Miliband) the tories would probably be finished for the next decade.

Finished... not coz of fiscal attacks on PRS or any other sector, but simply coz of the existence of that thing Brexit. Any other govt would currently face the same result if the opposition had an even vaguely plausible leader chief spokesperson... front man/woman.

TM & crew must be thanking their lucky 🌟s that JC & JM appear to be the only current alternative on offer to the masses & media.

Darlington Landlord

23:16 PM, 13th December 2018
About 2 years ago

There is no way I could bring myself to vote for the current "sack of ferrets" squabbling amonst themselves. They only care about their agenda and ideology, not even party and certainly not country. PRS Landlords are being targeted as a revenue source and political scrapegoat to sound like they are doing something for tenants, whilst in reality councils are picking up the pieces in poor quality temporary accomodation at a much higher cost than if tenants stayed in their homes

maggie hurst

9:05 AM, 14th December 2018
About 2 years ago

An Ex Pat landlord resident in Europe for over 15 years but paying all taxes due in the UK I cannot vote. This despite usual empty promises from government ( Tories I believe), to rectify this scandalous situation. We - all those in the same situation and I suspect we are many - are now in Limbo as the pantomime in UK goes on!

Mandy Thomson

9:10 AM, 14th December 2018
About 2 years ago

Reply to the comment left by James Barnes at 13/12/2018 - 16:46
Absolutely - realpolitik.

Wayne Hoban

9:17 AM, 14th December 2018
About 2 years ago

Those poll results are quite scary reading. Labour have a significant lead and I would be extremely concerned if Corbyn et al make it in to power. Not that the Tories are doing a much better job at the moment, but I trust them more with the economy than I do Mcdonald. If Corbynomics is enacted through a shift in votes, I'd seriously consider becoming a tax exile somewhere warm!

Michael Holmes

9:18 AM, 14th December 2018
About 2 years ago

I may be stupid and naive, but neither party offers anything sensible to the PRS. in a general election I used to be a staunch Tory. Nowadays, with the way Brexit has been mishandled, my vote has to go to the only party that has any modicum of honesty and that is UKIP. I know the MSM has written them off, but they hate Tommy Robinson and they belittle Gerard Batten at every opportunity, but they never look further than the surface with everything they produce these days, in other words they lie,lie,lie. as do all the big parties. UKIP has a full range of policies that I largely agree with, so that is the way I am going now.

Janet Carnochan

9:21 AM, 14th December 2018
About 2 years ago

I may need to vote Tory to keep SNP out. They are the lesser of two evils. I definitely don't want Labour. No other party has a strong enough grip up here, it would be a wasted vote.

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