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#BedroomTax Debate: MPs Named And Shamed

November 13, 2013

With many thanks to the Mirror.

More than 30 Lib Dem MPs voted to uphold the government’s hated Bedroom Tax – despite their own party members having condemned the policy.

Just two MPs, Andrew George and Tim Farron, defied the coalition to vote in support of Labour’s motion to scrap the deductions for social tenants with spare bedrooms with “immediate effect”.

Lib Dems who voted against the Labour motion (31)

  • Norman Baker (Lewes)
  • Sir Alan Beith (Berwick-upon-Tweed)
  • Tom Brake (Carshalton & Wallington)
  • Jeremy Browne (Taunton Deane)
  • Malcolm Bruce (Gordon)
  • Paul Burstow (Sutton & Cheam)
  • Lorely Burt (Solihull)
  • Sir Menzies Campbell (Fife North East)
  • Alistair Carmichael (Orkney & Shetland)
  • Edward Davey (Kingston & Surbiton)
  • Don Foster (Bath)
  • Stephen Gilbert (St Austell & Newquay)
  • Duncan Hames (Chippenham)
  • Sir Nick Harvey (Devon North)
  • David Heath (Somerton & Frome)
  • John Hemming (Birmingham Yardley)
  • Martin Horwood (Cheltenham)
  • Simon Hughes (Bermondsey & Old Southwark)
  • Mark Hunter (Cheadle)
  • Norman Lamb (Norfolk North)
  • Michael Moore (Berwickshire, Roxburgh & Selkirk)
  • Tessa Munt (Wells)
  • John Pugh (Southport)
  • Dan Rogerson (Cornwall North)
  • Bob Russell (Colchester)
  • Sir Robert Smith (Aberdeenshire West & Kincardine)
  • Andrew Stunell (Hazel Grove)
  • Jo Swinson (Dunbartonshire East)
  • John Thurso (Caithness, Sutherland & Easter Ross)
  • Steve Webb (Thornbury & Yate)
  • Stephen Williams (Bristol West)

Lib Dems who did not vote (21)

  • Danny Alexander (Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch & Strathspey)
  • Gordon Birtwistle (Burnley)
  • Annette Brooke (Dorset Mid & Poole North)
  • Vincent Cable (Twickenham)
  • Nick Clegg (Sheffield Hallam)
  • Michael Crockart (Edinburgh West)
  • Lynne Featherstone (Hornsey & Wood Green)
  • Julian Huppert (Cambridge)
  • Charles Kennedy (Ross, Skye & Lochaber)
  • David Laws (Yeovil)
  • John Leech (Manchester Withington)
  • Stephen Lloyd (Eastbourne)
  • Greg Mulholland (Leeds North West)
  • Alan Reid (Argyll & Bute)
  • Adrian Sanders (Torbay)
  • Ian Swales (Redcar)
  • Sarah Teather (Brent Central)
  • Mike Thornton (Eastleigh)
  • Mark Williams (Ceredigion)
  • Roger Williams (Brecon & Radnorshire)
  • Simon Wright (Norwich South).

Lib Dem MP Jenny Willott (Cardiff Central) was a teller for the Noes.

The only difference in voting pattern between the first and the second vote, which was on the Prime Minister’s amendment, was that Education Minister David Laws did not vote against the Labour motion but did vote in support of the Prime Minister’s amendment.

Tories who voted against Labour’s motion (220)

  • Adams, Nigel, Mr
  • Afriyie, Adam, Mr
  • Aldous, Peter, Mr
  • Arbuthnot, James, Rt Hon
  • Bacon, Richard, Mr
  • Baker, Steve, Mr
  • Barclay, Stephen, Mr
  • Baron, John, Mr
  • Bellingham, Henry, Mr
  • Benyon, Richard, Mr
  • Beresford, Paul, Sir
  • Bingham, Andrew, Mr
  • Binley, Brian, Mr
  • Blackman, Bob, Mr
  • Bone, Peter, Mr
  • Bottomley, Peter, Mr
  • Bradley, Karen, Ms
  • Brady, Graham, Mr
  • Bray, Angie, Ms
  • Three line Aye
  • Bridgen, Andrew, Mr
  • Brine, Steve, Mr
  • Burns, Conor, Mr
  • Burns, Simon, Mr
  • Burt, Alistair, Mr
  • Byles, Dan
  • Cameron, David, Rt Hon
  • Carswell, Douglas, Mr
  • Cash, William
  • Chishti, Rehman, Mr
  • Chope, Christopher, Mr
  • Clappison, James, Mr
  • Clark, Greg, Mr
  • Clarke, Kenneth, Rt Hon
  • Clifton-Brown, Geoffrey, Mr
  • Coffey, Thérèse, Ms
  • Collins, Damian, Mr
  • Colville, Oliver
  • Cox, Geoffrey, Mr
  • Crabb, Stephen, Mr
  • Crouch, Tracey, Ms
  • Davies, David T C, Mr
  • Davies, Glyn, Mr
  • Davies, Philip, Mr
  • Dinenage Caroline, Ms
  • Djangoly, Jonathan, Mr
  • Dorrell, Stephen, Rt Hon
  • Doyle-Price, Jackie, Ms
  • Drax, Richard, Mr
  • Dunne, Philip, Mr
  • Ellis, Michael, Mr
  • Ellison, Jane, Ms
  • Ellwood, Tobias, Mr
  • Elphicke, Charlie, Mr
  • Eustice, George, Mr
  • Evans, Graham, Mr
  • Evans, Jonathan, Mr
  • Evennett, David
  • Fallon, Michael, Mr
  • Field, Mark, Mr
  • Freer, Mike, Mr
  • Fuller, Richard, Mr
  • Garnier, Edward, Mr
  • Garnier, Mark, Mr
  • Gibb, Nick, Mr
  • Gillian, Cheryl, Rt Hon
  • Glen, John, Mr
  • Goodwill, Robert, Mr
  • Gove, Michael, Rt Hon
  • Grant, Helen, Ms
  • Gray, James, Mr
  • Grayling, Chris, Mr
  • Green, Damian, Mr
  • Griffiths, Andrew, Mr
  • Gummer, Ben
  • Gyimah, Sam, Mr
  • Hammond, Stephen, Mr
  • Hancock, Matthew, Mr
  • Hands, Greg, Mr
  • Harper, Mark, Mr
  • Harrington, Richard, Mr
  • Harris, Rebecca, Ms
  • Hart, Simon, Mr
  • Hayes, John, Mr
  • Heald, Oliver, Mr
  • Heaton-Harris, Chris, Mr
  • Hendry, Charles, Mr
  • Herbert, Nick, Mr
  • Hinds, Damian, Mr
  • Hollingbery, George, Mr
  • Hollobone, Philip, Mr
  • Holloway, Adam, Mr
  • Hopkins, Kris, Mr
  • Howarth, Gerald, Mr
  • Howell, John, Mr
  • Hunt, Jeremy, Rt Hon
  • Jackson, Stewart, Mr
  • James, Margot, Ms
  • Javid, Sajid, Mr
  • Jenkin, Bernard, Mr
  • Johnson, Gareth, Mr
  • Jones, Andrew, Mr
  • Jones, David, Mr
  • Jones, Marcus, Mr
  • Kelly, Chris, Mr
  • Knight, Greg, Mr
  • Kwarteng, Kwasi, Mr
  • Lancaster, Mark, Mr
  • Lansley, Andrew, Rt Hon
  • Latham, Pauline, Ms
  • Leadsom, Andrea, Ms
  • Lee, Jessica, Ms
  • Lee, Phillip
  • Lewis, Brandon, Mr
  • Lewis, Julian, Mr
  • Liddell-Grainger, Ian, Mr
  • Lidington, David, Mr
  • Lopresti, Jack, Mr
  • Lord, Jonathan, Mr
  • Luff, Peter, Mr
  • Main, Anne, Ms
  • Maude, Francis, Rt Hon
  • May, Theresa, Rt Hon
  • Maynard, Paul, Mr
  • Mccartney, Jason, Mr
  • Mccartney, Karl, Mr
  • Mcintosh, Anne, Ms
  • Mcpartland, Stephen, Mr
  • Mcvey, Esther, Ms
  • Menzies, Mark, Mr
  • Miller, Maria, Ms
  • Mills, Nigel, Mr
  • Mordaunt, Penny, Ms
  • Morgan, Nicky, Mr
  • Morris, David, Mr
  • Mosley, Stephen, Mr
  • Mowat, David, Mr
  • Mundell, David, Mr
  • Murray, Sheryll, Ms
  • Murrison, Andrew, Mr
  • Neill, Robert, Mr
  • Newmark, Brooks, Mr
  • Newton, Sarah, Ms
  • Nokes, Caroline, Ms
  • Nuttall, David, Mr
  • O’Brien Stephen, Mr
  • Ollernshaw, Eric
  • Opperman, Guy, Mr
  • Ottaway, Richard, Mr
  • Paice, James, Mr
  • Parish, Neil, Mr
  • Patel, Priti, Ms
  • Penning, Mike, Mr
  • Penrose, John, Mr
  • Perry, Claire, Ms
  • Phillips, Stephen, Mr
  • Pickles, Eric, Rt Hon
  • Pincher, Christopher
  • Poulter, Daniel, Mr
  • Prisk, Mark, Mr
  • Pritchard, Mark, Mr
  • Raab, Dominic, Mr
  • Randall, John, Mr
  • Redwood, John, Rt Hon
  • Rees-Mogg, Jacob, Mr
  • Reevell, Simon, Mr
  • Robertson, Hugh, Mr
  • Roberston, Laurence, Mr
  • Rosindell, Andrew, Mr
  • Rudd, Amber, Ms
  • Ruffley, David, Mr
  • Rutley, David, Mr
  • Sandys, Laura, Ms
  • Scott, Lee, Mr
  • Selous, Andrew, Mr
  • Shapps, Grant, Mr
  • Shelbrooke, Alec, Mr
  • Shepherd, Richard, Mr
  • Simpson, Keith, Mr
  • Skidmore, Chris, Mr
  • Smith, Henry, Mr
  • Smith, Julian, Mr
  • Soames, Nicholas, Hon
  • Soubry, Anna, Ms
  • Spelman, Caroline, Rt Hon
  • Stanley, John, Rt Hon Sir
  • Stephenson, Andrew, Mr
  • Stevenson, John, Mr
  • Stewart, Bob, Mr
  • Stewart, Iain, Mr
  • Streeter, Gary, Mr
  • Stride, Mel, Mr
  • Stuart, Graham, Mr
  • Sturdy, Julian, Mr
  • Swayne, Desmond, Mr
  • Syms, Robert, Mr
  • Tapsell, Peter, Mr
  • Timpson, Edward, Mr
  • Tomlinson, Justin, Mr
  • Tredinnick, David, Mr
  • Truss, Elizabeth, Ms
  • Turner, Andrew, Mr
  • Tyrie, Andrew, Mr
  • Uppal, Paul, Mr
  • Vaizey, Edward
  • Vara, Shailesh, Mr
  • Vickers, Martin, Mr
  • Walker, Charles, Mr
  • Wallace, Ben, Mr
  • Wharton, James, Mr
  • Wheeler, Heather, Ms
  • White, Chris, Mr
  • Whittingdale, John, Mr
  • Wiggin, Bill, Mr
  • Williamson, Gavin, Mr
  • Wilson, Rob
  • Wollaston, Sarah, Ms
  • Wright, Jeremy, Mr
  • Yeo, Tim, Mr
  • Young, George, Sir Rt Hon

Tories who did not vote ( 82)

  • AMESS, David, Mr
  • ANDREW, Stuart, Mr
  • BALDRY, Tony, Mr
  • BALDWIN, Harriett, Ms
  • BARKER, Gregory, Mr
  • BEBB, Guto, Mr
  • BERRY, Jake, Mr
  • BLACKWOOD, Nicola, Ms
  • BLUNT, Crispin, Mr
  • BOLES, Nick, Mr
  • BRAZIER, Julian, Mr
  • BROKENSHIRE, James, Mr
  • BRUCE, Fiona, Ms
  • BUCKLAND, Robert, Mr
  • BURLEY, Aidan, Mr
  • BURROWES, David, Mr
  • CAIRNS, Alun, Mr
  • CARMICHAEL, Neil, Mr
  • DAVIS, David, Rt Hon
  • DE BOIS, Nick, Mr
  • DORRIES, Nadine, Mrs
  • DUDDRIDGE, James, Mr
  • DUNCAN SMITH, Iain
  • DUNCAN, Alan, Mr
  • FABRICANT, Michael, Mr
  • FOX, Liam, Rt Hon
  • FRANCOIS, Mark, Mr
  • FREEMAN, George, Mr
  • FULLBROOK, Lorraine, Ms
  • GALE, Roger, Mr
  • GAUKE, David, Mr
  • GOLDSMITH, Zac, Mr
  • GRAHAM, Richard, Mr
  • GREENING, Justine, Ms
  • GRIEVE, Dominic, Rt Hon
  • HAGUE, William, Rt Hon
  • HALFON, Robert, Mr
  • HAMMOND, Philip, Rt Hon
  • HASELHURST, Alan, Rt Hon Sir
  • HENDERSON, Gordon, Mr
  • HOBAN, Mark, Mr
  • HURD, Nick, Mr
  • JOHNSON, Joseph
  • KAWCZYNSKI, Daniel, Mr
  • KIRBY, Simon, Mr
  • LAING, Eleanor, Mrs
  • LEFROY, Jeremy, Mr
  • LEIGH, Edward, Mr
  • LESLIE, Charlotte, Ms
  • LETWIN, Oliver, Rt Hon
  • LILLEY, Peter, Rt Hon
  • LOUGHTON, Tim, Mr
  • LUMLEY, Karen, Ms
  • MACLEOD, Mary, Ms
  • MCLOUGHLIN, Patrick, Rt Hon
  • METCALFE, Stephen, Mr
  • MILTON, Anne, Mrs
  • MITCHELL, Andrew, Rt Hon
  • MORRIS, Anne Marie, Ms
  • MORRIS, James, Mr
  • NORMAN, Jesse, Mr
  • OFFORD, Matthew, Mr
  • OSBORNE, George, Rt Hon
  • PATERSON, Owen, Rt Hon
  • PAWSEY, Mark, Mr
  • RECKLESS, Mark, Mr
  • RIFKIND, Malcolm, Sir
  • ROBATHAN, Andrew, Mr
  • SHARMA, Alok, Mr
  • SIMMONDS, Mark, Mr
  • SMITH, Chloe, Ms
  • SPENCER, Mark, Mr
  • STEWART, Rory, Mr
  • SWIRE, Hugo, Mr
  • VILLIERS, Theresa, Ms
  • WALKER, Robin, Mr
  • WALTER, Robert, Mr
  • WATKINSON, Angela, Ms
  • WEATHERLEY, Mike
  • WHITTAKER, Craig, Mr
  • WILLETTS, David, Mr
  • ZAHAWI, Nadhim, Mr

Tories who abstained

  • PERCY, Andrew, Mr
6 Comments leave one →
  1. Jan permalink
    November 13, 2013 12:26 am

    Must be from all the areas they don’t want normal average folk living haven’t heard of half of the places, they should all hang their heads in shame x

  2. julie rea permalink
    November 13, 2013 1:54 am

    lib dems hang your heads in shame, tories under any other name, rot in hell

  3. linda permalink
    November 13, 2013 2:02 am

    absolutely disgusted at them all and i just hope everyone remember’s them when the elections take place or put them out of power now…..

  4. November 13, 2013 9:15 am

    I really think that we the people should be demanding a re electon NOW not in 2015

  5. julie Boylan permalink
    November 13, 2013 4:17 pm

    You are all beneath contempt especially LD’s expect nothing less from the tories.Now, crawl back under the stone again.

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