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Stephen Webb calls on government to repeal bedroom tax before Christmas

Stephen Webb is urging MPs from all parties to back Labour's attempt to scrap the unfair Bedroom Tax by Christmas. Labour has forced a debate and vote in parliament today on the Bedroom Tax.

Since the Bedroom Tax was introduced, about half a million of our lowest paid households have been forced to find an average of an extra £700 per year. 357 people in the Wantage and Didcot constituency alone are paying this unfair tax, because there are not enough smaller properties for people to move to within their communities.

The bedroom tax is forcing people into debt and to depend on food banks. Even in our relatively prosperous area, there are food banks in Didcot, Wallingford and Wantage because people are struggling to make ends meet. Two thirds of those affected are disabled. 

Stephen says "People in my area who are struggling to pay the unjust Bedroom Tax deserve some Christmas cheer. I urge MPs to support Labour's call to get rid of David Cameron and Nick Clegg's Bedroom Tax." 

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