Search

Sarah Teather to vote against her government on the Welfare Reform Act

15:49 20 November 2012

Sarah Teather MP

Sarah Teather MP

Archant

Liberal Democrat MP tells the Times she will go against her party’s stance on benefit caps

A former minister who missed a crucial vote on her government’s welfare reform act has said she will now be voting against it when MPs take to parliament to vote on the final details tomorrow (Wednesday).

Sarah Teather, MP for Brent Central, and former children’s minister, recently spoke out over the government’s controversial plans following her sacking from the cabinet in September this year branding them ‘immoral’ and ‘divisive’.

The vote tomorrow is a deferred division, where Members vote on a series of motions using ballot papers at a convenient time, currently from 12.30pm on Wednesdays.

The vote asks that the draft Benefit Cap (Housing Benefit) Regulations 2012, which was laid before the House of Commons in the summer, be approved.

It will confirm finer details to the act, including capping benefits at £500 per family and £350 per week for a single person.

Miss Teather said: “This vote is the crucial vote on legislation that actually brings in the proposals for the cap. “I made my views known in government very clearly to colleagues on this matter and I shall vote against the legislation.”

The cap will leave claimants having to make up the shortfall themselves or face being moved out of the borough by the local authority.

Last week the Times revealed that Brent Council could be forced to move families to Coventry.

Related articles

0 comments

Latest News Stories

Fri, 16:21
Some residents were against the hostel plans

Campaigners in Brondesbury Park have branded a council decision to open a homeless hostel on their housing estate “perverse” amidst claims the plans were pushed through without listening to residents’ concerns.

Fri, 15:59
Costcutter Express in Harrow Road (Pic credit: Google)

A convenience store in Queen’s Park could be fined up to £40,000 after two workers were arrested for immigration offences.

Fri, 13:41
Diabetes Champion Manjula Dale, Cllr Krupesh Hirani and Anne Airebamen, Brent Council Healthy Lifestyles Office,  pictured in the front row with the 11 champions who collected their certificates (Pic credit: Brent Council)

Residents in Brent are the second most likeliest to develop type-2 diabetes in London because of an unhealthy lifestyle, it has been claimed.

Fri, 11:40
Notting Hill Carnival is taking place this weekend

Special parking arrangements will be in place in parts of Brent to stop revellers from the Notting Hill Carnival clogging up residential streets.

Most read news

Competitions

Shop till you drop!

Home to top name brands at great prices, TK Maxx is more like a treasure hunt than a shop. Perfect for grabbing a bargain or some hidden gems, you arm yourself with a trolley and go wild.

Scones, jam and a cup of Earl Grey anyone?

Luxury boutique hotel Flemings Mayfair has recently launched The Drawing Room, London’s most stylish location for afternoon tea.

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Brent & Kilburn Times e-edition today E-edition
Family Notices 24


Our trusted business finder