How Sarah Newton voted on Welfare and Benefits #
Consistently voted for reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax") Show votes
15 votes for, 0 votes against, 3 absences, between 2012–2018
Consistently voted against raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices Show votes
0 votes for, 5 votes against, in 2013
Consistently voted against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability Show votes
0 votes for, 12 votes against, between 2011–2016
Almost always voted for making local councils responsible for helping those in financial need afford their council tax and reducing the amount spent on such support Show votes
3 votes for, 0 votes against, 1 absence, in 2012
Consistently voted for a reduction in spending on welfare benefits Show votes
42 votes for, 0 votes against, 2 absences, between 2012–2016
Generally voted against spending public money to create guaranteed jobs for young people who have spent a long time unemployed Show votes
0 votes for, 6 votes against, 3 absences, between 2011–2014
Last updated: 8 May 2018.
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