Chris Leslie

MP, Nottingham East

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Nottingham East Labour/Co-operative

Benefits for Those Unemployed Due to Illness or Disability

The amount of welfare benefits paid to those unemployed due to disability or illness has been the subject of a number of votes in Parliament.

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Chris Leslie almost always voted for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability

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 paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability:

  • On 9 Mar 2011: Chris Leslie voted against introducing Universal Credit and Personal Independence Payments and against restricting housing benefit for those in social housing deemed to have excess bedrooms. Show vote
  • On 9 Mar 2011: Chris Leslie was absent for a vote on Welfare Reform Bill — Second Reading Show vote
  • On 15 Jun 2011: Chris Leslie voted against introducing Universal Credit and Personal Independence Payments and against restricting housing benefit for those in social housing deemed to have excess bedrooms. Show vote
  • On 1 Feb 2012: Chris Leslie voted for those who have been ill or disabled since their youth to receive Employment and Support Allowance on the same basis as if they had made sufficient National Insurance contributions to qualify for a contribution based allowance. Show vote
  • On 1 Feb 2012: Chris Leslie voted to increase the time people can receive contribution based ESA from one year to at least 730 days. Show vote
  • On 1 Feb 2012: Chris Leslie voted to allow those with a cancer diagnosis or undergoing cancer treatment to continue to receive contribution based Employment and Support Allowance after the usual 365 day limit is reached. Show vote
  • On 1 Feb 2012: Chris Leslie voted to set the lower rate of the Universal Credit payment in relation to disabled children and young people at a minimum of two-thirds of the higher rate. Show vote
  • On 20 Jul 2015: Chris Leslie was absent for a vote on Welfare Reform and Work Bill — Second Reading Show vote
  • On 27 Oct 2015: Chris Leslie voted to retain the "work-related activity component" in the Employment and Support Allowance. Show vote
  • On 27 Oct 2015: Chris Leslie voted to retain the "limited capability for work" element of Universal Credit. Show vote
  • On 27 Oct 2015: Chris Leslie voted against reducing the household benefit cap, against freezing the rate of many working-age benefits, against reducing social rents in England and against other changes to the benefits system. Show vote
  • On 2 Mar 2016: Chris Leslie voted to make the removal of the work-related activity component from employment and support allowance conditional on an impact assessment and to require Parliament to approve details of implementing the change. Show vote
  • On 2 Mar 2016: Chris Leslie voted to make the removal of the limited capability for work element of universal credit conditional on an impact assessment and to require Parliament to approve details of implementing the change. Show vote
  • On 8 Jun 2016: Chris Leslie was absent for a vote on Benefit Cuts for Disabled and Ill People Deemed Capable of Work Show vote
  • On 20 Jul 2016: Chris Leslie voted not to cut housing benefit for recipients in supported housing. Show vote

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