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Tooting MP Sadiq Khan votes to scrap the Bedroom Tax

Sadiq Khan MP said:

"The Bedroom Tax is cruel, unfair and it isn’t working. That’s why Labour has been consistent in its opposition and is committed to scrapping it. 

“Around half a million people have been hit by the Bedroom Tax, forcing many into debt and to rely on food banks. It’s a cruel, unfair and costly tax where two thirds of those affected are disabled. Since its introduction around half a million low-income households have been forced to find, on average, an extra £700 a year. In my Tooting constituency alone, 400 people have been hit by the Bedroom Tax. 

“Today Labour forced a vote to scrap this failing policy once and for all. I am incredibly disappointed that the coalition parties voted against scrapping it. Sadly it seems those affected by the Bedroom Tax will have to wait for a Labour government to take action.” 

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