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December 18, 2014 4 Comments
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|
|Brentwood and Ongar||Eric Pickles||No|
|Castle Point||Rebecca Harris||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|
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.
December 16, 2014 Leave a comment
Here is the data showing the numbers subject to the Bedroom Tax in Essex for August for all eighteen Parliamentary constituencies in the glorious county of Essex. I have ordered them with those having the highest numbers at the top.
|Constituency||Reduction applied||No reduction applied||Not applicable – private rented|
|Basildon and Billericay||765||4869||1529|
|South Basildon and East Thurrock||740||4625||2254|
|Rochford and Southend East||574||5197||6547|
|Brentwood and Ongar||260||2975||1193|
|Harwich and North Essex||227||2179||2511|
|Rayleigh and Wickford||128||1709||1519|
Whilst Southend West is towards the bottom of this list, 178 households who have had their Housing Benefit reduced because they are considered under-occupied is 178 too many in my opinion.
(The numbers are for Housing Benefit Claimants)