In the run up to the Spring Budget we have been urging our members to visit their MPs and raise awareness of our campaign to scrap incoming changes to Mortgage Interest Relief. We have had considerable support from our members who have been sending letters and requesting visits with MPs across the country.
Thank you to all the members who have already sent a message or requested a meeting with your MP, we truly appreciate your support.
However, our campaign does not stop here, we have pulled together a list of the marginal seats of Conservative and Labour MPs who we want local members to go and speak to.
One key constituency is Croydon Central. Do you live here? If so, please go and see the Housing Minister Gavin Barwell MP (who has a tiny majority of 165 votes) and let him know about these changes!
Top Marginal Constituencies to visit or contact
Size of the Private Rented Sector
|Derby North||Amanda Solloway||41||17%|
|Croydon Central||Gavin Barwell||165||20%|
|Vale of Clwyd||James Davies||237||16%|
|Bury North||David Nuttall||378||13%|
|Morley & Outwood||Andrea Jenkyns||422||12%|
|Plymouth Sutton & Devonport||Oliver Colvile||523||31%|
|Brighton Kemptown||Simon Kirby||690||21%|
|Bolton West||Christopher Green||801||11%|
|Weaver Vale||Graham Evans||806||10%|
|Plymouth Moor View||Johnny Mercer||1026||10%|
|Thornbury & Yate||Luke Hall||1495||11%|
|Cardiff North||Craig Williams||2137||13%|
|Southampton Itchen||Royston Smith||2342||20%|
|St Ives||Derek Thomas||2469||17%|
|Warrington South||David Mowat||2750||12%|
|South Thanet||Craig Mackinlay||2812||23%|
|Kingston & Surbiton||James Berry||2834||22%|
|North Warwickshire||Craig Tracey||2973||11%|
|Halesowen & Rowley Regis||James Morris||3082||9%|
|Northampton North||Michael Ellis||3245||15%|
|Blackpool North & Cleveleys||Paul Maynard||3340||20%|
|Crewe & Nantwich||Edward Timpson||3620||14%|
|Sutton & Cheam||Paul Scully||3921||18%|
|Amber Valley||Nigel Mills||4205||11%|
|Dudley South||Mike Wood||4270||9%|
|Boston & Skegness||Matt Warman||4336||17%|
|Calder Valley||Craig Whittaker||4427||15%|
|Norwich North||Chloe Smith||4463||13%|
|Constituency||MP Name||Majority||Size of Private Rented Sector|
|City of Chester||Christian Matheson||93||17%|
|Ynys Môn||Albert Owen||229||14%|
|Ealing Central & Acton||Rupa Huq||274||34%|
|Wirral West||Margaret Greenwood||417||9%|
|Brentford & Isleworth||Ruth Cadbury||465||26%|
|Ilford North||Wes Streeting||589||16%|
|Barrow & Furness||John Woodcock||795||13%|
|Wolverhampton South West||Rob Marris||801||17%|
|Enfield North||Joan Ryan||1086||19%|
|Hampstead & Kilburn||Tulip Siddiq||1138||36%|
|Lancaster & Fleetwood||Cat Smith||1265||19%|
|North East Derbyshire||Natascha Engel||1883||7%|
|Walsall North||David Winnick||1937||11%|
|Westminster North||Karen Buck||1977||36%|
|Harrow West||Gareth Thomas||2208||26%|
|Middlesbrough South & Cleveland East||Tom Blenkinsop||2268||11%|
|Clwyd South||Susan Elan Jones||2402||10%|
Do you live in one of these key marginal seats?
If you live in one of these key marginal seats, please urgently send a message to your MP or visit them! However, even if your MP is not on the list it’s still vital that you get in touch and make your case for scrapping the tenant tax – since Brexit all MPs are aware that we live in a different changing climate and recognise how important it is to listen to local views.
We have had considerable support from our members in raising awareness of this campaign.
However, we still need as many members as possible to write or even better visit their MP and tell them about the impact of these changes.
To highlight the wide-ranging campaign, we have pulled together the top 10 constituencies where members have been most active, these even include the seats held by the Chancellor, Phillip Hammond MP, the Prime Minister, Theresa May MP, and the former Chancellor, George Osborne MP.
Take a look at the top 10 constituencies below:
RLA Top 10 Constituencies targeted by members
Only together can we make a difference. Please don’t leave it to others to visit on your behalf, as they may be leaving it to you.