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David Lidington

Former Conservative MP for Aylesbury

@DLidington https://facebook.com/david.lidington.aylesbury

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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David Lidington generally voted for 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 8 May 2018: David Lidington voted not to give local councils the freedom to decide if benefits to cover housing costs should be reduced in respect of excess bedrooms in cases of new local council secure tenancies offered to victims of domestic abuse. Show vote
  • On 17 Dec 2014: David Lidington voted in favour of housing benefit penalties for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms. Show vote
  • On 17 Dec 2014: David Lidington voted in favour of housing benefit penalties for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms. Show vote
  • On 26 Nov 2014: David Lidington was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Government Policies (Wales) Show vote
  • On 14 Oct 2014: David Lidington was absent for a vote on Carers Bedroom Entitlement (Social Housing Sector) Bill Show vote
  • On 5 Sep 2014: David Lidington was absent for a vote on Affordable Homes Bill — Second Reading — Housing Benefit Penalty for Those Deemed to Have Excess Bedrooms — Exemptions Show vote
  • On 26 Feb 2014: David Lidington was absent for a vote on Housing Benefit — Penalty for Excess Bedrooms — Removal of Unintended Exemption Show vote
  • On 12 Feb 2014: David Lidington was absent for a vote on Housing Benefit and Universal Credit — Regular Payments and Penalty for Excess Bedrooms Show vote
  • On 18 Dec 2013: David Lidington voted against publishing the results of research into food banks; against freezing energy prices; against a water affordability scheme; against measures to end abuses of zero hours contract; against incentives for those paying the living wage and against abolishing the under-occupancy penalty for social housing tenants. Show vote
  • On 12 Nov 2013: David Lidington voted in favour of reducing housing benefit for those deemed to have excess bedrooms. Show vote
  • On 12 Nov 2013: David Lidington voted for a reduction in housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms. Show vote
  • On 27 Feb 2013: David Lidington was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Housing Benefit (Under-occupancy Penalty) Show vote
  • On 24 Oct 2012: David Lidington was absent for a vote on Draft Housing Benefit (Amendment) Regulations 2012 — Under Occupation Critera — Local Housing Allowance Rates Show vote
  • On 21 Feb 2012: David Lidington voted not to add proposed exclusions from a reduction in housing benefits due to being deemed to have excess bedrooms. Show vote
  • On 1 Feb 2012: David Lidington was absent for a vote on Welfare Reform Bill — Clause 11 — Housing costs Show vote
  • On 15 Jun 2011: David Lidington voted to introduce Universal Credit and Personal Independence Payments and to restrict housing benefit for those in social housing deemed to have excess bedrooms. Show vote
  • On 9 Mar 2011: David Lidington was absent for a vote on Welfare Reform Bill — Decline Second Reading Show vote
  • On 9 Mar 2011: David Lidington was absent for a vote on Welfare Reform Bill — Second Reading Show vote

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