Petition: George pledges to scrap “Bedroom Tax” in next Parliament

Andrew George, MP for West Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, yesterday presented a petition signed by over one thousand constituents to Parliament to protest against David Cameron’s block of his Private Members Bill to scrap the “Bedroom Tax”. He said he was determined to get it through in the next Parliament.

On presenting the petition on Tuesday evening, Mr George said, “This petition was the product of a constituent’s astonishment, indeed anger, that the House of Commons could vote by an overwhelming majority on 5th September 2014 to support my Private Member’s Bill to scrap the “Bedroom Tax” and to improve opportunities for affordable homes, but that then the Bill could effectively have its will defied by the Conservative Party which has acted in a high-handed manner to refuse to grant the Bill the money resolution necessary.

“I received hundreds of emails and letters of support for the Bill, additional to the signatures collected as part of the Petition.

“The decision of the Prime Minister to not give a money resolution was an abuse of executive power. They will not stop me in the next Parliament.”