17 Tory MPs who want to soften blow of tax credit cuts – despite voting for them

Remember when Heidi Allen (pictured) made her maiden speech, attacking the tax credits cuts? This Writer could not understand why it earned her so much praise, when it clearly showed her up as a hypocrite.

Maybe she’d say she was whipped to vote for the cuts, but that just means she would do exactly the same, ignoring the interests of her electors, if she was whipped to do so again.

These 17 Tory MPs want to soften the blow of tax credit cuts – despite voting them into law just a month ago.

The group all backed a motion asking their own party to ‘reconsider’ the effect on the poor.

Their move amid mounting public anger marks a change since September 15, when they voted for the cuts under a strict Tory whip.

These are the Tories who voted against tax credit cuts yesterday. Only three did not vote for them on September 15 – David Davis, Stephen McPartland and Andrew Percy.

Tonight’s motion, which passed 215-0 after George Osborne didn’t bother fighting it, was signed by members from every party except the SNP – which wanted a more anti-cuts version.

Source: 17 Tory MPs who want to soften blow of tax credit cuts – despite voting for them – Mirror Online

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10 thoughts on “17 Tory MPs who want to soften blow of tax credit cuts – despite voting for them

  1. AndyH

    Enough to sink the bill in fact. Wonder if there was much arm-twisting (or maybe they’re just lying scumbags).

  2. Phil Lee

    After a maiden speech like that, if Heidi Allen had an ounce of personal integrity, she’d have crossed the house rather than been bound by the Tory Whips (who be treated as the criminals they are, as they only exist to prevent MPs representing their constituents).

    I’ll be making a poster of her hypocrisy for the next election, as I have the misfortune to be one of those she fails to represent.
    Expect to see it pasted on top of all your Tory propaganda posters, Heidi.

    1. Andy

      There is a lot more to supporting a political party than whether or not one has reservations about certain aspects of a particular bill. No hypocrisy in votıng for the whole package despite raising the issue of the speed of phasıng in a part of ıt.

  3. Dez

    Yes I now struggle with what purpose an MP actually serves to his/her thousands of constituents. I wrote to my local Con MP canvassing support for dignified death at end of life having seen both my elderly parents recently pass over in an uncaring, undignified,delayed and painful NHS process. Animals get far better end of life service than what I witnessed as laughable called their “Care Path”. The MP response was there was no way he would ever vote to support the campaign as it was totally against HIS religious beliefs. So if every constituent wanted a dignified death their wishes would be blocked and ignored by the religious beliefs of one MP……. Hmmmm not very democratic me thinks.

    1. Mike Sivier Post author

      Considering what the NHS would probably do with that power, under a Tory government, that’s probably just as well – and I’m not saying that lightly. Any chance to save money, and they’ll take it.

  4. Nick

    Jacob Rees-Mogg (North East Somerset) is normally outspoken and decent but these so called conservative mp’s are very odd and need to work out what they true stance is

    if a whip comes round to say you should vote x then as a mp your just wasting your time if you vote x when your views are y

    as the speaker would say shut up or get out as we can carry on quite nicely without you

    1. Mike Sivier Post author

      I would take issue with your claim about Jacob Rees-Mogg. See my article about him, published before the election.
      I think we can all work out what the true stance of Philip Davies is.

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