Rachel Reeves

Member of Parliament for Leeds West

Bedroom Tax - Debate in the House of Commons


On Tuesday, Rachel‘s motion to abolish the bedroom tax was defeated in the House of Commons by 252 votes to 226.

Despite an avalanche of evidence that this pernicious tax penalises the poor, discriminates against the disabled and increases the housing benefit bill, only two Liberal Democrat MPs joined in Labour’s bid to strike it from the statute books.

Rachel has pledged that if Labour are elected in 2015, she will immediately abolish the hated tax.

Read her full New Statesman article in full here: http://www.newstatesman.com/politics/2013/11/why-all-mps-should-vote-against-indefensible-bedroom-tax

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