Mike Thornton

Former Liberal Democrat MP for Eastleigh

Spending on Welfare Benefits

There have been votes in Parliament on the level of spending on welfare benefits. Specific matters voted on include a cap on the overall amount the state spends on welfare each year, the rate of increase of various benefits, and the operation of specific benefits.

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Mike Thornton generally voted for a reduction in spending on welfare benefits

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 a reduction in spending on welfare benefits:

  • On 13 Jan 2015: Mike Thornton voted yes on Charter for Budget Responsibility: Autumn Statement 2014 Update Show vote
  • On 26 Mar 2014: Mike Thornton voted to cap the overall amount the state spends on welfare each year. Show vote
  • On 25 Mar 2014: Mike Thornton was absent for a vote on March 2014 Budget Show vote
  • On 11 Feb 2014: Mike Thornton voted not to halt further spending and welfare cuts and not to investigate the impact of austerity measures on the incidence of poverty and inequality. Show vote
  • On 17 Jan 2014: Mike Thornton was absent for a vote on Benefit Entitlement (Restriction) Bill Show vote
  • On 12 Nov 2013: Mike Thornton was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Housing Benefit — Deductions for those deemed to have excess bedrooms Show vote
  • On 12 Nov 2013: Mike Thornton was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Housing Benefit — Deductions for Those Deemed to Have Excess Bedrooms Show vote

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