Lucy Powell

Shadow Minister (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)

Labour/Co-operative MP for Manchester Central

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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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Lucy Powell almost always voted against 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 8 May 2018: Lucy Powell voted to give local councils the freedom to decide if benefits to cover housing costs should be reduced in respect of excess bedrooms in cases of new local council secure tenancies offered to victims of domestic abuse. Show vote
  • On 17 Dec 2014: Lucy Powell voted to abolish housing benefit penalties for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms. Show vote
  • On 17 Dec 2014: Lucy Powell voted to abolish housing benefit penalties for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms. Show vote
  • On 26 Nov 2014: Lucy Powell was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Government Policies (Wales) Show vote
  • On 14 Oct 2014: Lucy Powell 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: Lucy Powell 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: Lucy Powell was absent for a vote on Housing Benefit — Penalty for Excess Bedrooms — Removal of Unintended Exemption Show vote
  • On 12 Feb 2014: Lucy Powell was absent for a vote on Housing Benefit and Universal Credit — Regular Payments and Penalty for Excess Bedrooms Show vote
  • On 18 Dec 2013: Lucy Powell voted to publish the results of research into food banks; to freeze energy prices; for a water affordability scheme; for measures to end abuses of zero hours contracts; to incentivise those paying the living wage and to abolish the under-occupancy penalty for social housing tenants. Show vote
  • On 12 Nov 2013: Lucy Powell voted against reducing housing benefit for those deemed to have excess bedrooms. Show vote
  • On 12 Nov 2013: Lucy Powell voted against a reduction in housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms. Show vote
  • On 27 Feb 2013: Lucy Powell voted against a housing benefit under-occupancy penalty. Show vote

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