Ian Blackford

SNP Westminster Leader

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Ross, Skye and Lochaber Scottish National Party

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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Ian Blackford almost always 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 4 Jun 2015: Ian Blackford voted against proposed spending cuts and changes to the welfare system and against spending on new nuclear weapons. Show vote
  • On 20 Jul 2015: Ian Blackford was absent for a vote on Welfare Reform and Work Bill — Decline Second Reading Show vote
  • On 20 Jul 2015: Ian Blackford 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 15 Sep 2015: Ian Blackford voted against reducing the amounts people are paid in tax credits. Show vote
  • On 14 Oct 2015: Ian Blackford voted against reducing public borrowing and against capping welfare spending. Show vote
  • On 20 Oct 2015: Ian Blackford voted against an impending reduction in the amount people are paid in tax credits. Show vote
  • On 27 Oct 2015: Ian Blackford voted against reducing the amount people are paid in tax credits. Show vote
  • On 27 Oct 2015: Ian Blackford 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: Ian Blackford voted to retain the "work-related activity component" in the Employment and Support Allowance. Show vote
  • On 27 Oct 2015: Ian Blackford voted to retain the "limited capability for work" element of Universal Credit. Show vote
  • On 27 Oct 2015: Ian Blackford 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 18 Nov 2015: Ian Blackford voted against proposed cuts to tax credits and for investment aimed at growing a productive economy focused on science, technology and green jobs. Show vote
  • On 6 Jan 2016: Ian Blackford voted against cutting universal credit benefits for many people in paid work Show vote
  • On 27 Jan 2016: Ian Blackford voted against planned housing benefit cuts applying to those in supported housing. Show vote
  • On 23 Feb 2016: Ian Blackford voted to retain the "work-related activity component" in the Employment and Support Allowance. Show vote
  • On 23 Feb 2016: Ian Blackford voted to retain the "limited capability for work" element of Universal Credit. Show vote
  • On 2 Mar 2016: Ian Blackford was absent for a vote on Welfare Reform and Work Bill — Removal of Work Related Activity Component from Employment and Support Allowance — Impact Assessment and Parliamentary Approval of Implementation Show vote
  • On 2 Mar 2016: Ian Blackford was absent for a vote on Welfare Reform and Work Bill — Removal of Limited Capability for Work Component from Universal Credit — Impact Assessment and Parliamentary Approval of Implementation Show vote
  • On 26 May 2016: Ian Blackford was absent for a vote on Queen's Speech — Human Rights — Steel Industry — Budget Setting Principle Show vote
  • On 8 Jun 2016: Ian Blackford voted against reductions in benefits for disabled and ill claimants who are deemed capable of work. Show vote
  • On 20 Jul 2016: Ian Blackford voted not to cut housing benefit for recipients in supported housing. Show vote
  • On 20 Jul 2016: Ian Blackford voted against reducing public borrowing and against capping welfare spending. Show vote
  • On 16 Nov 2016: Ian Blackford voted against reductions to the work allowance element of universal credit and reductions to employment and support allowance and in favour of analysing how changes impact those in different incomes. Show vote

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