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  • Property-a-holics

    Which party will win the landlord vote?



    The Conservative lead has dropped to 11 points, according to the first poll conducted by YouGov for Sky News.

    The poll taken yesterday and today cuts the Tory lead by two points compared to the weekend when it was 13 points, a small movement that could nevertheless unsettle Tory candidates.

    Sky News/YouGov voting intention puts the Tories on 36%, Labour on 25%, Lib Dems on 17%, Brexit Party on 11%, Greens on 5% and SNP 4%, with Plaid Cymru on 1%.

    The most important thing this year, as we said in the interview, is to get out and cast your vote!

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    This is a difficult one (again!) because no mainstream party supports us.

    Boris seems to be the most sensible of the lot in terms of tax and economy, but so far we know nothing of his views on the PRS. Maybe it’s a case of what he ISN’T saying that should bring us some comfort, but we know we can never trust anyone, and can never tell.

    Lab/Lib/Green/SNP all lean against landlords and the PRS so it might be wise to avoid them if we don’t want further attacks.

    As a hard leaver in the Brexit debate, I like the look of the Brexit party but we know nothing of any housing or PRS policies they may have (if they have any?!) and their presence could split crucial votes that allow an anti-landlord in.

    Only the Libertarians seem openly pro-landlord but I’m not sure they’ve got any candidates, which may be something of a hindrance to them taking power! ?

    In short: It’s a nightmare!
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    I have to disagree on Johnson being "sensible" for the economy.

    He has a track record of wasting public money (eg questionable grants to friends, assorted London mayor projects that failed and fees for cancelled brexit contracts) and he's made numerous pledges to spend lots more (hospitals, police, brexit and others) without providing details on how they'll be funded.

    If he's landlord friendly or not I suspect will depend on whether he decides he needs to try and win over renters votes.  There are lots of them so it may well be an easy political gain to promise something to tenants and I'm sure Johnson will if he thinks it will help him.

    In the current political climate I don't think any party is reliably "landlord friendly" but as others have said, that's propbably not the most important thing to consider!

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    The sad reality of modern politics is that we vote for those that will do us the least harm and as a society we’ve become incredibly self centred ,fixated on what’s best for the individual comes before a wider view of a direction for the country. Politicians know this and so can try and pick off votes from single issue groups knowing they’ll ignore what doesn’t affect them.
    Its been shown in the state of our current political system that it really doesn’t work, but its not going to stop us doing it again and again.

    We effectively  have 2 choices lab/con as they’ll form the backbone of any coalition that may arise as a result of votes for the other candidates wether that be from a belief in what they offer/ tactical or protest votes.

    It’ll be a brave man that puts money on the outcome before the 11th as there’s likely to be lots of back room deals , withdrawn candidates / lies, damm lies and statistics between now and then.

    I’m in one of the safest tory seats in the country so my vote means little on the one hand and on the other at least means the labour candidate has next to no chance. ( if labour did take the seat here, it’d mean a huge labour majority across the country)
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    God help us if there is actually a ‘landlord vote’. And we all take leave of our senses and vote on a single minor issue. 

    As a parent, a temporary inhabitant on this planet and a member of a wider-society I will be voting based on the best collection of policies that will look after our economic, social, environmental, education and housing provision. 

    I also live in a majority Tory seat - so my vote counts for very little. Why we bother asking everyone to vote when circa 1m people with decide the government is beyond me... 

    Fingers crossed for a government who does what they say, and says they will not pander to the extremes.
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    If you watched the video, we stressed at the end that it was an important vote for the country - we were just discussing which party had the most landlord-friendly policies.

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    Any chance of getting some views from other parties in the lead up to the election Vanessa?

    I think you are right there is little to judge between parties, who don’t see much benefit in creating more positive polices for private landlords. My prediction: it will take a large movement of private landlords out of the sector for new policy to be developed.

    Housing in this election will probably only feature for house building and whether social housing works post-grenfell. Frankly it’s probably right - there are much bigger topics, like: whether we can get Remain done. Or, if Labour be trusted with the economy? And, What’s the future for the NHS?
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    As a patriot and a businessman, I'll be voting Conservative all day long, I didn't even have to ponder it.
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    As a patriot and businessman I agree, it’s not hard to decide. But those factors would indicate quite a narrow range of consideration. 

    Please don’t take the decision lightly. Of course I can see that being a businessman you will have considered that education, social cohesion, health etc all pay a part in ensuring there is a healthly market in which to operate... what do you think of the quality of our schools and NHS would you like them to be better? As a patriot I think you would?

    What do you think the Conservatives have done to demonstrate they will do this going forward? 

    Perhaps you might also want to get Remain done? What have you seen from the Conservatives to show that they can get anything sorted? 

    Come on Jack let’s take a little while to consider at this important juncture for all the people of this country.
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    Perhaps you might also want to get Remain done?

    I'd rather s**t in my hands and then clap.
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