Conflict of interest abounds in the latest Housing bill that the UK government is pushing through parliament. Research by The Guardian reveals the following:
"Almost a third of MPs are now letting out their houses or flats, with 196 declaring rental income on the official register of interests this year. The majority of those are earning more than £10,000 a year from the property, topping up their basic MP’s annual salary of £67,060.
The Conservative party has the highest number of landlord MPs at 128, meaning 39% of Tory MPs are landlords, compared with 26% of Scottish National party MPs and 22% from Labour."
If these individuals have a financial stake in maintaining or improving the status quo when it comes to Britain's housing crisis, none of them should be allowed to vote.