Labour has promised to repeal the bedroom tax if elected to Government, but has urged all MPs to support Labour’s Opposition Day Motion on Tuesday 12th November to scrap the bedroom tax as soon as possible.
Labour's Parliamentary Candidate for Warwick and Leamington
Lynnette Kelly, Labour’s Parliamentary Candidate for Warwick and Leamington, is in support of scrapping the bedroom tax and is calling on Tory MP Chris White to vote against the controversial tax.
Lynnette Kelly says:
“The Bedroom Tax is a cruel and unfair measure that hits over 400,000 disabled people nationally. For the vast majority of those affected, there is nowhere smaller to move to, hitting vulnerable people through no fault of their own.”
“There is now a real risk that the Bedroom Tax will cost more money than it saves.”
Furthermore, latest figures show 765 families have been hit by the bedroom tax in Warwick and Leamington, the constituency for which Lynnette Kelly is Labour’s Prospective Parliamentary Candidate.
Those who are deemed to have one spare room, even if it is occupied and used by a carer, are being faced with bills on average of £649, and for those who are seen to have two spare rooms are handed bills that reach £1159.
Lynnette Kelly went onto say:
“The people of Warwick and Leamington can see what this Tory-led government’s policy is doing; and it’s doing it to the wrong group of people. At the same time as providing tax cuts for hedge funds, they are penalising disabled people and their loved ones that work so hard caring for them.
“The Labour Party’s policy to repeal this tax is not only fair, but it makes sense. The Tory-led government should follow Labour’s lead, and any MP who really cares about people in their constituency would vote to repeal this costly and unfair bedroom tax.”