Peter Soulsby

Former Labour MP for Leicester South

Spending on Welfare Benefits

There have been votes in Parliament on the level of spending on welfare benefits. Specific matters voted on include a cap on the overall amount the state spends on welfare each year, the rate of increase of various benefits, and the operation of specific benefits.

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Peter Soulsby almost always voted against a reduction in spending on welfare benefits

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

Key votes about a reduction in spending on welfare benefits:

  • On 9 Mar 2011: Peter Soulsby 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: Peter Soulsby was absent for a vote on Welfare Reform Bill — Second Reading Show vote
  • On 19 Jan 2011: Peter Soulsby voted to call on the Government to keep the education maintenance allowance (EMA) in England. Show vote
  • On 19 Jan 2011: Peter Soulsby voted against the Government reforms to arrangements for supporting students aged 16-19. Show vote
  • On 9 Nov 2010: Peter Soulsby voted against reducing housing benefit for those who have been on Jobseekers Allowance for over a year. Show vote

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