MP in bid to abolish Bedroom Tax

Dr Eilidh Whiteford MP.
Dr Eilidh Whiteford MP.

SNP MPs, including Banff & Buchan’s Eilidh Whiteford, have again voted for the abolition of the Bedroom Tax following a debate in Westminster.

Speaking during the debate in the House of Commons, the SNP’s Work & Pensions Spokesperson Eilidh Whiteford MP said: “As well as being a bad policy, the bedroom tax is, above all, a nasty and vindictive policy.

It does not surprise me that the Tories have imposed it on us.

“This is supposed to be the season of good will, but there is a distinct lack of Christmas cheer among the people still dealing with the financial consequences of this fiasco of a policy.”

Commenting after the vote, she said: “The SNP will continue to actively oppose the Bedroom Tax and I sincerely hope that the UK Government will back down sooner rather than later.”