MPs welcome ‘Bedroom Tax’ bill vote.
Wednesday 17th September 2014 @ 08:31 by Anna Fletcher


Local Labour MPs Andrew Gwynne and Jonathan Reynolds have welcomed a vote on the heavily criticised ‘Bedroom Tax’.

MPs voted on a private members bill last week which would alter the policy, and which saw the Government defeated.

“I’ve spoken to many people in my constituency who have told me that they are struggling to cope with the hated ‘Bedroom Tax,” said Mr Reynolds, MP for Stalybridge and Hyde.

“This is a policy that unfairly hits hundreds of thousands of vulnerable people and it threatens to cost more than it saves.

“The Liberal Democrats have repeatedly backed the Tories to keep the Bedroom Tax, yet they joined me and other Labour MPs by voting against their own policy in Parliament.

“This vote will not abolish the Bedroom Tax, but it is a step in the right direction.”