John Lamont

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Scotland

Conservative MP for Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk


Welfare Benefit Levels

Welfare benefits are payments, including tax credits, which the Government makes to those on who are on low incomes or who meet certain criteria. There have been votes in Parliament on the level of these payments and if they should increase at least in line with prices.

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John Lamont consistently voted for raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices

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

All votes about raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices:

  • On 2 Mar 2022: John Lamont voted to increase the rates of various tax credits and benefits, including Child Benefit, Working Tax Credits and related payments, by 3.1% in line with inflation as measured by the Consumer Prices Index. Show vote
  • On 7 Feb 2022: John Lamont voted yes on Social Security and Pensions Show vote

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