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Louise Mensch

Former Conservative MP for Corby

@louisemensch

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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Louise Mensch consistently 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 21 Feb 2012: Louise Mensch 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: Louise Mensch voted not to require the housing cost element of universal credit be sufficient to cover the actual cost of housing for social tenants in cases where no offer of alternative accommodation has been made and the household has no more than one spare bedroom. Show vote
  • On 15 Jun 2011: Louise Mensch 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: Louise Mensch 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: Louise Mensch 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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