Deidre Brock

Shadow SNP Leader of the House of Commons

Scottish National Party MP for Edinburgh North and Leith

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Benefits for Those Unemployed Due to Illness or Disability

The amount of welfare benefits paid to those unemployed due to disability or illness has been the subject of a number of votes in Parliament.

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Deidre Brock almost always voted for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability

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 paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability:

  • On 18 May 2022: Deidre Brock was absent for a vote on Programme for Government — Workers' Rights — Cost of Living — Climate — Benefits — Windfall Tax — Devolution — Human Rights Show vote
  • On 7 Feb 2022: Deidre Brock was absent for a vote on Social Security and Pensions Show vote
  • On 24 Jan 2022: Deidre Brock voted for measures to boost incomes and reverse rising poverty, for reinstating extra universal credit, for a living wage of at least £10 an hour, for an energy payment for low income households and for a payment of £20 a week in respect of every child under 6. Show vote
  • On 21 Sep 2021: Deidre Brock voted against rising prices, lower benefits, and higher taxes particularly for low and middle income workers. Show vote
  • On 15 Sep 2021: Deidre Brock voted in favour of continuing paying an additional twenty pounds a week to those on Universal Credit and Working Tax Credit beyond April 2021; the additional sum had been introduced for one year in April 2020 in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. Show vote
  • On 18 Jan 2021: Deidre Brock voted in favour of continuing paying an additional twenty pounds a week to those on Universal Credit and Working Tax Credit beyond April 2021; the additional sum had been introduced for one year in April 2020 in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. Show vote
  • On 20 Jul 2016: Deidre Brock voted not to cut housing benefit for recipients in supported housing. Show vote
  • On 8 Jun 2016: Deidre Brock voted against reductions in benefits for disabled and ill claimants required to participate in activities intended to increase their chances of obtaining work. Show vote
  • On 2 Mar 2016: Deidre Brock voted to make the removal of the work-related activity component from employment and support allowance conditional on an impact assessment and to require Parliament to approve details of implementing the change. Show vote
  • On 2 Mar 2016: Deidre Brock voted to make the removal of the limited capability for work element of universal credit conditional on an impact assessment and to require Parliament to approve details of implementing the change. Show vote
  • On 27 Oct 2015: Deidre Brock voted to retain the "work-related activity component" in the Employment and Support Allowance. Show vote
  • On 27 Oct 2015: Deidre Brock voted to retain the "limited capability for work" element of Universal Credit. Show vote
  • On 27 Oct 2015: Deidre Brock voted against reducing the household benefit cap, against freezing the rate of many working-age benefits, against reducing social rents in England and against other changes to the benefits system. Show vote
  • On 20 Jul 2015: Deidre Brock voted against reducing the household benefit cap, against freezing the rate of many working-age benefits, against reducing social rents in England and against other changes to the benefits system. Show vote

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