Rent Freedom Day is happening in Westminster on Wednesday 4th February
This is your chance to remind MPs to do something for renters before they start electioneering.
As well as our mass lobby of Parliament, we have a whole day of talks, workshops and events. We are pleased to be able to confirm:
- We have spokespeople from the Conservatives, Labour, Liberal Democrats and the Green Party to debate why they're the party for renters at our hustings at 3pm. Sky News’s Faisal Islam will moderate.
- At 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. The New Statesman’s Jonn Elledge will chair.
- 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. Spareroom’s Matt Hutchinson will chair the session, which starts at 2pm.
- At 1, we are delighted to be joined by comedians Josie Long and Andy Zaltzman and poet Angry Sam, who will provide light relief over lunch.
- You will get a chance to air your views and share your experiences of the housing market at our Open Mic session at 12.
Also throughout the day we have workshops on voter registration, conditions in the private rented sector, student housing, migrant rights, homelessness and many more – please visit www.rentfreedomday.org/schedule for full details.
We have organised a bus for those who want to attend from Liverpool. The bus means you won't have to pay any any transport costs to and from London for Rent Freedom Day. The bus will be leaving from Liverpool Hope University at 7am to travel to Westminster and departing London at 5.30pm, just outside the event venue to travel back to Liverpool.
Rent Freedom Day is completely free to attend – just register here if you haven’t done so already.
If you would like a space on the bus, please RSVP below or reply to firstname.lastname@example.org with your telephone number.
Liverpool L16 9JD
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