Brendan Clarke-Smith

Conservative MP for Bassetlaw

Benefits for Those Unemployed Due to Illness or Disability

The amount of welfare benefits paid to those unemployed due to disability or illness has been the subject of a number of votes in Parliament.

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Brendan Clarke-Smith voted a mixture of for and against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability

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 paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability:

  • On 18 May 2022: Brendan Clarke-Smith voted not to express support for a series of policy proposals put forward by the leader of the Scottish National Party Ian Blackford MP. The policies in question were: protecting workers' rights, doing more in respect of the cost of living and climate change; increasing benefits; imposing windfall taxes; retaining existing EU derived law and retaining the existing Human Rights Act. Show vote
  • On 7 Feb 2022: Brendan Clarke-Smith voted yes on Social Security and Pensions Show vote
  • On 24 Jan 2022: Brendan Clarke-Smith was absent for a vote on Cost of Living Increases — Income — Poverty — Universal Credit — Energy Payment — Child Payments Show vote
  • On 21 Sep 2021: Brendan Clarke-Smith voted for rising prices, lower benefits, and higher taxes particularly for low and middle income workers. Show vote
  • On 15 Sep 2021: Brendan Clarke-Smith was absent for a vote on Universal Credit and Working Tax Credit Show vote
  • On 18 Jan 2021: Brendan Clarke-Smith was absent for a vote on Universal Credit and Working Tax Credit Show vote

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