Conservative MP Gavin “The Pulitzer Prize is in the post” Barwell this week issued one of his regular email bulletins to his constituents in Croydon Central.It had this to say about disability benefits and his Tory Government’s recent proposal to remove a £30 a week allowance, which assists many thousands of people to make a productive contribution to society at work:
“The one Budget measure that I’ve received lots of negative feedback about was a proposal to reform Personal Independence Payments (PIPs) that help disabled people with the extra costs they face as a result of their disability.
“I spoke to the Chancellor as people asked me to and, as you may have heard, the Government has now announced that it will not be going ahead with the changes. Not only that, it has also made it clear that it has no plans to make any other savings in the welfare budget during the course of this Parliament.”
What Barwell’s constituency email doesn’t tell anyone is how he has voted on disability benefits.
Barwell backed the withdrawal of the £30 a week benefit from disabled people, and as a senior Government whip, it has been his job to ensure that as many Tory MPs as possible have voted for benefit cuts.
And here is the official summary of how Gavin Barwell has voted on welfare payments for some of the most vulnerable in our society:
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