Harry Harpham

Former Labour MP for Sheffield, Brightside and Hillsborough

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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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Harry Harpham 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 2 Mar 2016: Harry Harpham 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: Harry Harpham 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 23 Feb 2016: Harry Harpham 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: Harry Harpham 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: Harry Harpham was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Application of Housing Benefit Cuts to Supported Housing Show vote
  • On 6 Jan 2016: Harry Harpham voted against cutting universal credit benefits for many people in paid work Show vote
  • On 18 Nov 2015: Harry Harpham 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: Harry Harpham voted against reducing the amount people are paid in tax credits. Show vote
  • On 27 Oct 2015: Harry Harpham 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: Harry Harpham voted to retain the "work-related activity component" in the Employment and Support Allowance. Show vote
  • On 27 Oct 2015: Harry Harpham voted to retain the "limited capability for work" element of Universal Credit. Show vote
  • On 27 Oct 2015: Harry Harpham 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: Harry Harpham was absent for a vote on Opposition Day — Tax Credits Show vote
  • On 14 Oct 2015: Harry Harpham voted against reducing public borrowing and against capping welfare spending. Show vote
  • On 15 Sep 2015: Harry Harpham voted against reducing the amounts people are paid in tax credits. Show vote
  • On 20 Jul 2015: Harry Harpham 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: Harry Harpham was absent for a vote on Welfare Reform and Work Bill — Second Reading Show vote
  • On 4 Jun 2015: Harry Harpham was absent for a vote on Queen's Speech — Spending Cuts, Welfare Changes and Trident Show vote

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