Mike Kane

Shadow Minister (Education) (Schools)

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Wythenshawe and Sale East Labour

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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Mike Kane consistently 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 26 Feb 2014: Mike Kane voted to retain an exemption from housing benefit penalties due to being deemed to have excess bedrooms which applied to those who've continuously received the benefit in the same property since before 1 January 1996. Show vote
  • On 5 Sep 2014: Mike Kane 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 14 Oct 2014: Mike Kane 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 26 Nov 2014: Mike Kane voted to scrap the penalty for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms; to freeze energy bills; and to increase pay rates in Wales. Show vote
  • On 17 Dec 2014: Mike Kane voted to abolish housing benefit penalties for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms. Show vote
  • On 17 Dec 2014: Mike Kane voted to abolish housing benefit penalties for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms. Show vote

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