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Student rent strikers

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1403: tabled on 26 January 2021

Tabled in the 2019-21 session.

This motion has been signed by 22 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House congratulates student rent strikers demanding rent refunds, cuts and contract releases at more than 50 universities; notes that this is the biggest nationwide student tenant action in 40 years; further notes the housing system is organised in the interests of landlords and against tenants; welcomes the concessions won by rent strikes at a number of universities; recognises the appalling treatment of students by university managements and the government; highlights that the marketisation of higher education system puts rents and fees before the education and welfare of students and staff; calls on universities and the government to meet the demands of rent strikers; and urges the Government to abolish fees, cancel student debt, introduce living grants for working class students, guarantee adequate mental health support for students and introduce a system of public funding and democratic governance of higher education institutions.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.