Jamie Stone

Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Digital, Culture, Media and Sport)

Liberal Democrat MP for Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross

@JamieHWStone

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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Jamie Stone 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.

Key votes about a reduction in spending on welfare benefits:

  • On 18 May 2022: Jamie Stone was absent for a vote on Programme for Government — Workers' Rights — Cost of Living — Climate — Benefits — Windfall Tax — Devolution — Human Rights Show vote
  • On 2 Mar 2022: Jamie Stone was absent for a vote on Draft Tax Credits, Child Benefit and Guardian’s Allowance Up-rating Regulations 2022 Show vote
  • On 7 Feb 2022: Jamie Stone was absent for a vote on Social Security and Pensions Show vote
  • On 24 Jan 2022: Jamie Stone 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 10 Jan 2022: Jamie Stone was absent for a vote on Charter for Budget Responsibility Show vote
  • On 10 Jan 2022: Jamie Stone was absent for a vote on Welfare Cap Show vote
  • On 21 Sep 2021: Jamie Stone voted against rising prices, lower benefits, and higher taxes particularly for low and middle income workers. Show vote
  • On 15 Sep 2021: Jamie Stone 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 23 Feb 2021: Jamie Stone was absent for a vote on Government's Management of the Economy Show vote
  • On 18 Jan 2021: Jamie Stone 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

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