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Antoinette Sandbach

Former Independent MP for Eddisbury

@Sandbach https://facebook.com/antoinetteofficial

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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Antoinette Sandbach consistently 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 16 Nov 2016: Antoinette Sandbach voted in favour of reductions to the work allowance element of universal credit and reductions to employment and support allowance and against analysing how changes impact those in different incomes. Show vote
  • On 20 Jul 2016: Antoinette Sandbach voted for cuts in housing benefit for recipients in supported housing. Show vote
  • On 20 Jul 2016: Antoinette Sandbach voted for reducing public borrowing and for capping welfare spending. Show vote
  • On 8 Jun 2016: Antoinette Sandbach voted for 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: Antoinette Sandbach voted in favour of repealing the Human Rights Act 1998; against plans to save the steel industry including fast-tracking infrastructure projects requiring large amounts of steel; and against a principle of the Government not borrowing to fund day-to-day spending. Show vote
  • On 2 Mar 2016: Antoinette Sandbach voted against making the removal of the work-related activity component from employment and support allowance conditional on an impact assessment and against requiring Parliament to approve details of implementing the change. Show vote
  • On 2 Mar 2016: Antoinette Sandbach voted against making the removal of the limited capability for work element of universal credit conditional on an impact assessment and against requiring Parliament to approve details of implementing the change. Show vote
  • On 23 Feb 2016: Antoinette Sandbach voted to remove the "work-related activity component" from the Employment and Support Allowance. Show vote
  • On 23 Feb 2016: Antoinette Sandbach voted to remove the "limited capability for work" element of Universal Credit. Show vote
  • On 27 Jan 2016: Antoinette Sandbach voted n favour of planned housing benefit cuts applying to those in supported housing. Show vote
  • On 6 Jan 2016: Antoinette Sandbach voted in favour of cutting universal credit benefits for many people in paid work Show vote
  • On 18 Nov 2015: Antoinette Sandbach 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: Antoinette Sandbach voted in favour of reducing the amount people are paid in tax credits. Show vote
  • On 27 Oct 2015: Antoinette Sandbach voted against 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: Antoinette Sandbach voted to remove the "work-related activity component" from the Employment and Support Allowance. Show vote
  • On 27 Oct 2015: Antoinette Sandbach voted to remove the "limited capability for work" element of Universal Credit. Show vote
  • On 27 Oct 2015: Antoinette Sandbach voted to reduce the household benefit cap, to freeze the rate of many working-age benefits, to reduce social rents in England and for other changes to the benefits system. Show vote
  • On 20 Oct 2015: Antoinette Sandbach voted in favour of an impending reduction in the amount people are paid in tax credits. Show vote
  • On 14 Oct 2015: Antoinette Sandbach voted for reducing public borrowing and in favour of capping welfare spending. Show vote
  • On 15 Sep 2015: Antoinette Sandbach voted to reduce the amounts people are paid in tax credits. Show vote
  • On 20 Jul 2015: Antoinette Sandbach voted to reduce the household benefit cap, to freeze the rate of many working-age benefits, to reduce social rents in England and for other changes to the benefits system. Show vote
  • On 20 Jul 2015: Antoinette Sandbach voted to reduce the household benefit cap, to freeze the rate of many working-age benefits, to reduce social rents in England and for other changes to the benefits system. Show vote
  • On 4 Jun 2015: Antoinette Sandbach voted in favour of proposed spending cuts and changes to the welfare system and in favour of spending on new nuclear weapons. Show vote

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