by Iain Roberts on 26 October, 2015
I was very proud to see the Liberal Democrat peers, including Dave Goddard – who’s also an Offerton councillor – vote to scrap the Conservative Tax Credit cuts tonight.
The Conservative plans would see millions of poorer working people lose out. 13,500 families will lose out in Stockport alone, losing an average of £750 each.
Sadly, Labour chose not to support the Lib Dems in opposing tax credits – just as they abstained on the welfare bill in the summer, they abstained again tonight.
However, the Lib Dems want to get the best result we can for working people so our Peers were happy to support the Labour motion which delays the tax credit cuts and asks the Government to think again.
We now hope that the Commons will reconsider these changes. We will be keeping a close eye on our local Conservative MP for Cheadle and reporting back on how she votes.8 Comments