Michelle Thomson

Former Independent MP for Edinburgh West

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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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Michelle Thomson generally voted against 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 16 Nov 2016: Michelle Thomson was absent for a vote on Universal Credit and Employment and Support Allowance — Analysis of Impact of Changes on Those with Different Incomes Show vote
  • On 20 Jul 2016: Michelle Thomson voted not to cut housing benefit for recipients in supported housing. Show vote
  • On 20 Jul 2016: Michelle Thomson voted against reducing public borrowing and against capping welfare spending. Show vote
  • On 8 Jun 2016: Michelle Thomson 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 26 May 2016: Michelle Thomson was absent for a vote on Queen's Speech — Human Rights — Steel Industry — Budget Setting Principle Show vote
  • On 2 Mar 2016: Michelle Thomson 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: Michelle Thomson 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 23 Feb 2016: Michelle Thomson was absent for a vote on Welfare Reform and Work Bill — Clause 13 — Employment and Support Allowance: Work-Related Activity Component Show vote
  • On 23 Feb 2016: Michelle Thomson was absent for a vote on Welfare Reform and Work Bill — Clause 14 — Universal Credit: Limited Capability for Work Element Show vote
  • On 27 Jan 2016: Michelle Thomson was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Application of Housing Benefit Cuts to Supported Housing Show vote
  • On 6 Jan 2016: Michelle Thomson voted against cutting universal credit benefits for many people in paid work Show vote
  • On 18 Nov 2015: Michelle Thomson was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — The Economy — Tax Credits — Investment in Science, Technology and Green Jobs Show vote
  • On 27 Oct 2015: Michelle Thomson was absent for a vote on Welfare Reform and Work Bill — New Clause 1 — Repeal of Tax Credits Regulations 2015 Show vote
  • On 27 Oct 2015: Michelle Thomson voted for a transitional scheme to protect those currently receiving tax credits as reductions in the amounts paid are brought in. Show vote
  • On 27 Oct 2015: Michelle Thomson voted to retain the "work-related activity component" in the Employment and Support Allowance. Show vote
  • On 27 Oct 2015: Michelle Thomson voted to retain the "limited capability for work" element of Universal Credit. Show vote
  • On 27 Oct 2015: Michelle Thomson 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 Oct 2015: Michelle Thomson voted against an impending reduction in the amount people are paid in tax credits. Show vote
  • On 14 Oct 2015: Michelle Thomson was absent for a vote on Charter for Budget Responsibility — Aiming for Budget Surplus — Cap on Welfare Spending Show vote
  • On 15 Sep 2015: Michelle Thomson voted against reducing the amounts people are paid in tax credits. Show vote
  • On 20 Jul 2015: Michelle Thomson was absent for a vote on Welfare Reform and Work Bill — Decline Second Reading Show vote
  • On 20 Jul 2015: Michelle Thomson 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 4 Jun 2015: Michelle Thomson voted against proposed spending cuts and changes to the welfare system and against spending on new nuclear weapons. Show vote

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