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Mark Hunter

Former Liberal Democrat MP for Cheadle

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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Mark Hunter almost always 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 17 Dec 2014: Mark Hunter voted in favour of housing benefit penalties for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms. Show vote
  • On 17 Dec 2014: Mark Hunter voted in favour of housing benefit penalties for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms. Show vote
  • On 26 Nov 2014: Mark Hunter voted to keep the penalty for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms; against freezing energy bills; and against measures to increase pay rates in Wales. Show vote
  • On 14 Oct 2014: Mark Hunter voted for an exception from the excess bedroom benefit penalty for people who require an extra bedroom due to their need for care. Show vote
  • On 5 Sep 2014: Mark Hunter 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 26 Feb 2014: Mark Hunter acted as teller for a vote on Housing Benefit — Penalty for Excess Bedrooms — Removal of Unintended Exemption Show vote
  • On 12 Feb 2014: Mark Hunter was absent for a vote on Housing Benefit and Universal Credit — Regular Payments and Penalty for Excess Bedrooms Show vote
  • On 18 Dec 2013: Mark Hunter acted as teller for a vote on Opposition Day — Food Banks — Economic Policies Show vote
  • On 12 Nov 2013: Mark Hunter voted in favour of reducing housing benefit for those deemed to have excess bedrooms. Show vote
  • On 12 Nov 2013: Mark Hunter voted for a reduction in housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms. Show vote
  • On 27 Feb 2013: Mark Hunter acted as teller for a vote on Opposition Day — Housing Benefit (Under-occupancy Penalty) Show vote
  • On 24 Oct 2012: Mark Hunter voted to introduce under-occupation criteria applying to housing benefit for working age claimants in the social rented sector and to set the rates of Local Housing Allowance which applies to private rented accommodation. Show vote
  • On 21 Feb 2012: Mark Hunter 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: Mark Hunter acted as teller for a vote on Welfare Reform Bill — Clause 11 — Housing costs Show vote
  • On 15 Jun 2011: Mark Hunter acted as teller for a vote on Welfare Reform Bill — Third Reading Show vote
  • On 9 Mar 2011: Mark Hunter acted as teller for a vote on Welfare Reform Bill — Decline Second Reading Show vote
  • On 9 Mar 2011: Mark Hunter 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

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