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BuzzFeed News has reported on a Facebook video post made by Tory MP candidate for Ashfield, Lee Anderson, who said he would force nuisance tenants who make people’s lives a misery to live in a tent if he was voted in.
Anderson is an ex-Labour supporter driven out by far left momentum views and now Tory candidate looking to overturn a marginal labour seat.
He would have them “6 am every morning back in a field picking potatoes, in for a cold shower and lights out 6 o’clock”
Unsurprisingly this has gone viral and been picked up to much criticism. The video is below:
Weekly Rant – Worth A ShareI have been banging on for years at ADC to stop housing nuisance tenants. I have returned to Carsic today. I think I have a solution that will.1. Reduce anti social behaviour.2. Free up much needed housing for decent people.3. Solve the labour shortage on our farms.What do you think?
Posted by Lee Anderson MP on Sunday, 17 November 2019
However, our own Property118 member and contributor, Dr Rosalind Beck has offered her support saying:
“His is a rare, brave voice speaking up for the victims of anti-social, non-paying and/or aggressive tenants – landlords, other tenants & neighbours across the country. Most MPs shy away from this, afraid of the anti-landlord bigots who shout down any mention that there are in fact thousands, if not tens of thousands of rogue tenants who play the system and cost landlords an estimated £10 billion in arrears and damages every year; as well as untold misery, stress and financial loss to others. Defending these bad tenants – as Shelter does – and advocating the scrapping of Section 21 – as many do – is only playing into the hands of the bad tenants, prolonging the misery for landlords and also for tenants forced to share with these criminals, when they cannot be evicted speedily.”
What do other members think of his stance on nuisance tenants?
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