Today Swansea West MP Geraint Davies was in Parliament to vote against the hated Bedroom Tax during a debate in the House of Commons
The Bedroom Tax has caused hardship for hundreds of thousands of people across the country, costing low-income families an average of £700 a year. Two thirds of those hit by the Bedroom Tax have disabilities and 60,000 are carers. In Wales alone over 31,692 people have been affected.
The Liberal Democrats have repeatedly joined the Tories to keep the Bedroom Tax in place and have previously resisted any attempt to protect people from it. Yet today the Liberal Democrats joined Labour in voting against their own policy in Parliament.
Unfortunately this vote will not abolish the bedroom tax, but it is a step in the right direction and a glimmer of hope for many.Read more
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Below is the official transcript of Geraint Davies' introduction to the debate in the House of Commons on Thursday 15th Jan 2015.