David Cameron Abstained On ESA WRAG Cuts
The results have been released, readers, and there is big news in them.
David Cameron abstained in the vote on cuts to the ESA WRAG.
The Prime Minister of a country completely voting against his own Government’s policy would be unheard of, but he did the next best thing.
What does this mean? Is David Cameron possibly, just possibly, starting to listen to disabled people? I’m never going to be his biggest fan, readers, but sometimes he gives me just a little bit of hope. This is one of those times.
The other big news is that after last week’s speech against the cut, this time around Heidi Allen was brave enough to vote against the Government. Another two Tory MPs, Stephen McPartland and Jason McCartney, also rebelled.
All 309 votes for the cut came from Tories. Sixteen Tories including Cameron abstained. Twenty-six Labour MPs abstained. No Labour MP voted for the cut. Green MP Caroline Lucas voted against. UKIP’s Douglas Carswell did not vote.
Disappointingly, Robert Halfon and Paul Maynard both voted for the cut again.
The Mirror have included a tool in their article linked above which you can use to see how your MP voted.