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PR: Thangam responds to the Affordable Homes private member bill

Thangam Debbonaire responds to Friday’s Affordable Homes private member bill vote, in which Labour MP’s secured a victory against the Government and a step towards abolishing the bedroom tax. The Government were successfully defeated by 306 votes to 231

Thangam Debbonaire, Labour candidate for Bristol West, said:

 

“Stephen Williams MP previously voted for the bedroom tax but now he and his party seem to have conveniently forgotten their involvement in imposing this unfair and costly policy on the most vulnerable. Or rather they are hoping their constituents do.

 

“The bedroom tax is an illogical, unfair, ineffective and costly policy, with the only tangible effect being to cause great hardship for vulnerable people.

 

“Stephen Williams may be trying to undo the negative impact his ministerial ambitions have had on people across Bristol, but people will not forget so easily that there would be no bedroom tax if it was not for the Lib Dems, which just goes to show we can never trust what they’ll do in the future.“ 

 

“I am proud that a future Labour government will abolish the bedroom tax – that day cannot come soon enough for those being penalised by this policy. “

 

Ends

 

Editor's Note:

 

  1. Link to the Hansard division list: http://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/hansard/commons/todays-commons-debates/read/unknown/17/

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