Charles Kennedy

Former MP, Ross, Skye and Lochaber

Ross, Skye and Lochaber Liberal Democrat

Housing Benefit Reduction For Those Deemed to have Excess Bedrooms

There have been votes in Parliament on the introduction, and operation of, a policy to restrict housing benefit for those in social housing deemed to have excess bedrooms. This policy has been called the "Bedroom Tax" by Labour and some commentators .

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Charles Kennedy voted a mixture of for and against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax")

TheyWorkForYou has automatically calculated this MP’s stance based on all of their votes on the topic. You can browse the source data on PublicWhip.org.uk.

All votes about reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax"):

  • On 9 Mar 2011: Charles Kennedy was absent for a vote on Welfare Reform Bill — Decline Second Reading Show vote
  • On 9 Mar 2011: Charles Kennedy was absent for a vote on Welfare Reform Bill — Second Reading Show vote
  • On 15 Jun 2011: Charles Kennedy was absent for a vote on Welfare Reform Bill — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 1 Feb 2012: Charles Kennedy was absent for a vote on Welfare Reform Bill — Clause 11 — Housing costs Show vote
  • On 21 Feb 2012: Charles Kennedy voted not to add proposed exclusions from a reduction in housing benefits due to being deemed to have excess bedrooms. Show vote
  • On 24 Oct 2012: Charles Kennedy voted against introducing under-occupation criteria applying to housing benefit for working age claimants in the social rented sector and not to set the rates of Local Housing Allowance which applies to private rented accommodation. Show vote
  • On 27 Feb 2013: Charles Kennedy was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Housing Benefit (Under-occupancy Penalty) Show vote
  • On 12 Nov 2013: Charles Kennedy was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Housing Benefit — Deductions for those deemed to have excess bedrooms Show vote
  • On 12 Nov 2013: Charles Kennedy was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Housing Benefit — Deductions for Those Deemed to Have Excess Bedrooms Show vote
  • On 18 Dec 2013: Charles Kennedy was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Food Banks — Economic Policies Show vote
  • On 12 Feb 2014: Charles Kennedy was absent for a vote on Housing Benefit and Universal Credit — Regular Payments and Penalty for Excess Bedrooms Show vote
  • On 26 Feb 2014: Charles Kennedy was absent for a vote on Housing Benefit — Penalty for Excess Bedrooms — Removal of Unintended Exemption Show vote
  • On 5 Sep 2014: Charles Kennedy voted for exemptions to the benefit penalty applied to social housing tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms and to require a report on affordable housing. Show vote
  • On 14 Oct 2014: Charles Kennedy was absent for a vote on Carers Bedroom Entitlement (Social Housing Sector) Bill Show vote
  • On 26 Nov 2014: Charles Kennedy was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Government Policies (Wales) Show vote
  • On 17 Dec 2014: Charles Kennedy was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Housing Benefit Penalties for Social Tenants Deemed to Have Excess Bedrooms Show vote
  • On 17 Dec 2014: Charles Kennedy was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Housing Benefit Penalties for Social Tenants Deemed to Have Excess Bedrooms Show vote

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