How Essex MPs voted on the Opposition Day vote on the bedroom tax

In case you were wondering how our local Members of Parliament voted on the Opposition Day vote on the bedroom tax :-

Basildon and Billericay John Baron No
Braintree Brooks Newmark No
Brentwood and Ongar Eric Pickles No
Castle Point Rebecca Harris No
Chelmsford Simon Burns No
Colchester Bob Russell No
Harlow Robert Halfon No
Harwich and North Essex Bernard Jenkin No
Rayleigh and Wickford Mark Francois No
Rochford and Southend East James Duddridge Absent
Saffron Walden Alan Haselhurst No
South Basildon and East Thurrock Stephen Metcalfe No
Southend West David Amess No
Thurrock Jackie Doyle-Price No
Witham Priti Patel No

Only one Conservative MP (Andrew Percy) and no Liberal Democrats voted for the Labour motion (Let’s scrap the Bedroom Tax by Christmas).

I think it is pretty clear where the Conservatives stand, and that the Liberal Democrats are backing them all the way.

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4 Responses to How Essex MPs voted on the Opposition Day vote on the bedroom tax

  1. To be completely clear, the motion was to scrap the bedroom tax — the MPs listed were voting no to getting rid of it, not no to the bedroom tax.

  2. They were voting AGAINST the Labour motion – so ‘no’ to scrapping the bedroom tax.

  3. westboroeye says:

    I am pleased to see I am NOT in a minority
    Not all ‘spare’ rooms are big enough to be included in the so called tax

  4. westboroeye: If you support the bedroom tax then you will find yourself agreeing with most Tories and Lib Dems. If you include everyone else you might find yourself in a minority.

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