Majority of SNP MPs absent from bedroom tax vote

Just two Scottish Nationalist Party (SNP) MPs turned up to vote against the bedroom tax in the House of Commons earlier today after a prosal to repeal the tax was put forward by Labour MP Ian Lavery.

Just two Scottish Nationalist Party (SNP) MPs turned up to vote against the bedroom tax in the House of Commons earlier today after a prosal to repeal the tax was put forward by Labour MP Ian Lavery.

The proposal was submitted as a Ten Minute Rule Motion, giving MPs the chance to vote to put an end to the tax.

Labour’s Gordon Banks MP said it was “now more clear than ever that the SNP want to keep Scots on the Tory government’s hook”.

“This comes just a day after the SNP had a chance to call a House of Commons vote on re-introducing the 50p tax rate, and they didn’t bother. The SNP say they stand up for people who are struggling, but it’s clear they want to keep ordinary families across Scotland on the Tory’s hook while letting the wealthy off the hook,” he added.

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