How MPs Voted on the Benefits Cut
The graphic depicts how MPs voted in the second reading of the Welfare Benefits Up-rating Bill on Tuesday, 8th January 2013. According to the proposals, increases to working-age benefits will be limited to 1% for the next three years, which represents a real-term cut of the welfare benefits.
The bill passed with a majority of 56:
- MPs voted 324 to 268 in favour of the motion.
- Of Scotland's MPs 11 voted for and 46 against the motion.
Alistair Darling, MP for Edinburgh South West, did not attend the debate because he was on a "listening tour" of Scotland as the leader of the No Campaign.
For more reasons to vote 'yes', see http://scoty.es/whyYes.
The graphic was published by Yes Scotland on 14th January 2013 in the article Benefits cut vote shows need for fairer Scotland.