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Help me Scrap the Bedroom Tax

(November 11, 2013)

Bedroom Tax

There is a really important vote in Parliament tomorrow and a chance to scrap the unfair and unworkable Bedroom Tax. I am hoping to be called by the Speaker and put my views about this pernicious policy on the record.

Many of you have written to me and told me how much you hate what is going on.  We know it hits disabled and vulnerable people the hardest and may cost more than it saves.

For the vast majority of those affected, there is nowhere smaller to move to, hitting vulnerable people through no fault of their own.

That is why I am posting this today, to ask for your help to get this law repealed.  

Ed Miliband has pledged that the next Labour Government will scrap the Bedroom Tax.

David Cameron’s failed economic policies mean further borrowing won’t be an option so to ensure we can cover the maximum £470m cost of repealing the Bedroom Tax, we will set aside funds raised by closing tax loopholes and cracking down on avoidance.

But the pressure on David Cameron is mounting.  We can scrap his terrible tax on Tuesday with your help: 

-       Sign our petition: show David Cameron that we don’t believe in his unfair tax -  http://www.labour.org.uk/bedroomtax

-      Join our E-Lobby: tweet your MPs and encourage them to support our vote to repeal, and join in the debate at #bedroomtax.

Let’s show David Cameron that there are better ways to save money than penalising disabled people.   Let’s scrap this unjust and unworkable tax.

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