So it only took 2 landlord MPs and 5 hours to prevent the Tenancies (Reform) Bill from being voted on. Some definition of democracy that, the least we could have hoped for was a vote. It’s been a rotten week for generation rent and it seems now that no party wants to help. Well done to all all those that tried to push it through, as mentioned on generationrent.org on the link below – the tide will turn.
Earlier today, despite overwhelming support from MPs in all parties, the Tenancies (Reform) Bill was not voted on after backbench Conservative MPs (and landlords) Philip Davies and Christopher Chope spoke for hours ad nauseum to stop its passage. Despite Labour, Conservative, Liberal Democrat and Green members all producing compelling examples of the harm caused to their constituents by revenge evictions, and government also supporting the Bill, parliamentary procedure was enough to end its chances in Parliament.