Ayes to the Right: Capping Social Security – the Labour List

imageOn Wednesday, the overwhelming majority of the Parliamentary Labour Party voted to support the Government’s proposed social security cap. The 13 rebels (i.e those representatives of the Labour Party who believe that social security provision should be based on need, not an arbitrary figure set by a government determined to rid the country of a functioning Welfare State) and the 38 who either abstained or were absent from Parliament for a variety of reasons have been documented on the Left Futures blog here, but by my reckoning, that leaves 201 Labour MPs who voted for the cap. The significance of listing those who actively voted for the cap is that many members of the Labour Party and constituents, angry at this capitulation to the Tory agenda on the welfare state,  will very likely want to question  those who have made this decision on our behalf. Certainly, there has been very little in the way of explanation through party structures and in the media. Of course, people can do that via this easy application:

‘Write to them’ website

By a process of deduction, I reckon those Labour MPs who voted ‘yes’ to an arbitrary cap on social security spending are the following:

  1. Ainsworth, rh Mr Bob (Coventry North East)
  2. Alexander, rh Mr Douglas (Paisley and Renfrewshire)
  3. Alexander, Heidi (Lewisham East)
  4. Ali, Rushanara (Bethnal Green and Bow)
  5. Allen, Mr Graham (Nottingham North)
  6. Ashworth, Jonathan (Leicester South)
  7. Austin, Ian (Dudley North)
  8. Bailey, Mr Adrian (West Bromwich West)
  9. Bain, Mr William (Glasgow North East)
  10. Balls, rh Ed (Morley)
  11. Banks, Gordon (Ochil and South Perthshire)
  12. Beckett, rh Margaret (Derby South)
  13. Begg, Dame Anne (Aberdeen South)
  14. Benn, rh Hilary (Leeds Central)
  15. Benton, Mr Joe (Bootle)
  16. Berger, Luciana (Liverpool Wavertree)
  17. Betts, Mr Clive (Sheffield South East)
  18. Blackman-Woods, Roberta (Durham City)
  19. Blears, rh Hazel (Salford)
  20. Blenkinsop, Tom (Middlesbrough South)
  21. Blomfield, Paul (Sheffield Central)
  22. Blunkett, rh Mr David (Sheffield Brightside)
  23. Bradshaw, rh Mr Ben (Exeter)
  24. Brennan, Kevin (Cardiff West)
  25. Brown, Lyn (West Ham)
  26. Brown, rh Mr Nicholas (Newcastle East)
  27. Brown, Mr Russell (Dumfries and Galloway)
  28. Bryant, Chris (Rhondda)
  29. Buck, Ms Karen (Westminster North)
  30. Burden, Richard (Birmingham Northfield)
  31. Burnham, rh Andy (Leigh)
  32. Campbell, rh Mr Alan (Tynemouth)
  33. Caton, Martin (Gower)
  34. Champion, Sarah (Rotherham)
  35. Chapman, Jenny (Darlington)
  36. Clarke, rh Mr Tom (Coatbridge Chryston and Bellshill)
  37. Coaker, Vernon (Gedling)
  38. Coffey, Ann (Stockport)
  39. Cooper, Rosie (West Lancashire)
  40. Cooper, rh Yvette (Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford)
  41. Crausby, Mr David (Bolton North East)
  42. Creagh, Mary (Wakefield)
  43. Creasy, Stella (Walthamstow)
  44. Cruddas, Jon (Dagenham and Rainham)
  45. Cunningham, Mr Jim (Coventry South)
  46. Curran, Margaret (Glasgow East)
  47. Dakin, Nic (Scunthorpe)
  48. Danczuk, Simon (Rochdale)
  49. Darling, rh Mr Alistair (Edinburgh South West)
  50. David, Wayne (Caerphilly)
  51. Davidson, Mr Ian (Glasgow South West)
  52. Davies, Geraint (Swansea West)
  53. De Piero, Gloria (Ashfield)
  54. Denham, rh Mr John (Southampton Itchen)
  55. Dobbin, Jim (Heywood and Middleton)
  56. Dobson, rh Frank (Holborn and St Pancras)
  57. Docherty, Thomas (Dunfermline and West Fife)
  58. Doran, Mr Frank (Aberdeen North)
  59. Doughty, Stephen (Cardiff South and Penarth)
  60. Dowd, Jim (Lewisham West)
  61. Doyle, Gemma (West Dunbartonshire)
  62. Dromey, Jack (Birmingham Erdington)
  63. Dugher, Michael (Barnsley East)
  64. Eagle, Ms Angela (Wallasey)
  65. Eagle, Maria (Garston and Halewood)
  66. Efford, Clive (Eltham)
  67. Elliott, Julie (Sunderland Central)
  68. Ellman, Mrs Louise (Liverpool Riverside)
  69. Engel, Natascha (North East Derbyshire)
  70. Esterson, Bill (Sefton Central)
  71. Evans, Chris (Islwyn)
  72. Farrelly, Paul (Newcastle-under-Lyme)
  73. Field, rh Mr Frank (Birkenhead)
  74. Fitzpatrick, Jim (Poplar and Limehouse)
  75. Flello, Robert (Stoke-on-Trent South)
  76. Flint, rh Caroline (Don Valley)
  77. Flynn, Paul (Newport West)
  78. Fovargue, Yvonne (Makerfield)
  79. Francis, Dr Hywel (Aberavon)
  80. Gapes, Mike (Ilford South)
  81. Gardiner, Barry (Brent North)
  82. Gilmore, Sheila (Edinburgh East)
  83. Glindon, Mrs Mary (North Tyneside)
  84. Goodman, Helen (Bishop Auckland)
  85. Greatrex, Tom (Rutherglen and Hamilton West)
  86. Green, Kate (Stretford and Urmston)
  87. Griffith, Nia (Llanelli)
  88. Gwynne, Andrew (Denton and Reddish)
  89. Hain, rh Mr Peter (Neath)
  90. Hamilton, Mr David (Midlothian)
  91. Hanson, rh Mr David (Delyn)
  92. Harman, rh Ms Harriet (Camberwell and Peckham)
  93. Harris, Mr Tom (Glasgow South)
  94. Havard, Mr Dai (Merthyr Tydfil)
  95. Healey, rh John (Wentworth and Dearne)
  96. Hendrick, Mark (Preston)
  97. Hillier, Meg (Hackney South and Shoreditch)
  98. Hilling, Julie (Bolton West)
  99. Hodge, rh Margaret (Barking)
  100. Hodgson, Mrs Sharon (Washington and Sunderland West)
  101. Hoey, Kate (Vauxhall)
  102. Hood, Mr Jim (Lanark and Hamilton East)
  103. Howarth, George (Knowsley)
  104. Irranca-Davies, Huw (Ogmore)
  105. James, Mrs Siân C. (Swansea East)
  106. Jamieson, Cathy (Kilmarnock)
  107. Jarvis, Dan (Barnsley)
  108. Johnson, rh Alan (Hull West)
  109. Johnson, Diana (Hull North)
  110. Jones, Graham (Hyndburn)
  111. Jones, Helen (Warrington North)
  112. Jones, Mr Kevan (North Durham)
  113. Jones, Susan Elan (Clwyd South)
  114. Jowell, rh Dame Tessa (Dulwich and West Norwood)
  115. Kane, Mike (Wythenshaw and Sale East)
  116. Keeley, Barbara (Worsley and Eccles South)
  117. Kendall, Liz (Leicester West)
  118. Khan, rh Sadiq (Tooting)
  119. Lammy, rh Mr David (Tottenham)
  120. Lazarowicz, Mark (Edinburgh North)
  121. Leslie, Chris (Nottingham East)
  122. Lewell-Buck, Mrs Emma (South Shields)
  123. Lewis, Mr Ivan (Wrexham)
  124. Love, Mr Andrew (Edmonton)
  125. Lucas, Ian (Wrexham)
  126. Mactaggart, Fiona (Slough)
  127. Mahmood, Shabana (Birmingham Ladywood)
  128. Malhotra, Seema (Birmingham Perrt Barr)
  129. Mann, John (Bassetlaw)
  130. Marsden, Mr Gordon (Blackpool South)
  131. McCabe, Steve (Birmingham Selly Oak)
  132. McCarthy, Kerry (Bristol East)
  133. McClymont, Gregg (Cumbernauld)
  134. McDonagh, Siobhain (Mitcham and Morden)
  135. McDonald, Andy (Middlesbrough)
  136. McFadden, rh Mr Pat (Wolverhampton South East)
  137. McGuire, rh Mrs Anne (Stirling)
  138. McKechin, Ann (Glasgow North)
  139. McKenzie, Mr Iain (Inverclyde)
  140. McKinnell, Catherine (Newcastle North)
  141. Miliband, rh Edward (Doncaster North)
  142. Miller, Andrew (Ellesmere Port)
  143. Moon, Mrs Madeleine (Bridgend)
  144. Morden, Jessica (Newport East)
  145. Morrice, Graeme (Livingston)
  146. Munn, Meg (Sheffield Heeley)
  147. Murphy, rh Mr Jim (East Renfrewshire)
  148. Murphy, rh Paul (Torfaen)
  149. Murray, Ian (Edinburgh South)
  150. Nandy, Lisa (Wigan)
  151. Nash, Pamela (Airdrie)
  152. Onwurah, Chi (Newcastle Central)
  153. Osborne, Sandra (Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock)
  154. Perkins, Toby (Chesterfield)
  155. Pound, Stephen (Ealing North)
  156. Powell, Lucy (Manchester Central)
  157. Qureshi, Yasmin (Bolton South East)
  158. Raynsford, rh Mr Nick (Greenwich and Woolwich)
  159. Reed, Mr Jamie (Copeland)
  160. Reed, Mr Steve (Croydon North)
  161. Reeves, Rachel  (Leeds West)
  162. Reynolds, Emma (Wolverhampton North East)
  163. Reynolds, Jonathan (Stalybridge and Hyde)
  164. Robertson, John (Glasgow North West)
  165. Robinson, Mr Geoffrey (Coventry North West)
  166. Rotheram, Steve (Liverpool Walton)
  167. Roy, Mr Frank (Mortherwell )
  168. Roy, Lindsay (Glenrothes)
  169. Ruane, Chris (Vale of Clwyd)
  170. Ruddock, rh Dame Joan (Lewisham, Deptford)
  171. Sarwar, Anas (Glasgow Central)
  172. Sawford, Andy (Corby)
  173. Sharma, Mr Virendra (Ealing Southall)
  174. Sheerman, Mr Barry (Huddersfield)
  175. Shuker, Gavin (Luton South)
  176. Slaughter, Mr Andy (Hammersmith)
  177. Smith, rh Mr Andrew (Oxford East)
  178. Smith, Angela (Penistone and Stocksbridge)
  179. Smith, Nick (Blaenau Gwent)
  180. Smith, Owen (Pontypridd)
  181. Straw, rh Mr Jack (Blackburn)
  182. Stringer, Graham (Blackley and Broughton)
  183. Stuart, Ms Gisela (Birmingham Edgbaston)
  184. Sutcliffe, Mr Gerry (Bradford South)
  185. Tami, Mark (Alyn and Deeside)
  186. Thornberry, Emily (Islington South)
  187. Timms, rh Stephen (East Ham)
  188. Trickett, Jon (Hemsworth)
  189. Turner, Karl (Hull East)
  190. Twigg, Derek (Halton)
  191. Twigg, Stephen (Liverpool West Derby)
  192. Umunna, Mr Chuka (Streatham)
  193. Vaz, Valerie (Walsall South)
  194. Walley, Joan (Stoke-on-Trent North)
  195. Watts, Mr Dave (St Helens North)
  196. Whitehead, Dr Alan (Southampton Test)
  197. Winterton, rh Ms Rosie (Doncaster Central)
  198. Woodcock, John (Barrow and Furness)
  199. Woodward, rh Mr Shaun (St Helens South)
  200. Wright, David (Telford)
  201. Wright, Mr Iain (Hartlepool)

5 thoughts on “Ayes to the Right: Capping Social Security – the Labour List

  1. isobel says:

    hand your heads in shame each and everyone of you……………….. you have made Labour unelectable by bowing and kowtowing to the worst (cannot call him leader) the labour party has ever had the misfortune to have…. RIP Labour…. thanks to Ed. Miliband… your now in opposition for years.

  2. Nillywilly says:

    John Denham should have capped his increasing re-mortgaging, and Margaret Beckett flowepots and house-repainting (on the same repeat invoice). Call themselves Labour, pah… self-interested, expensed MPs the lot of them.

  3. Labour has no interest in the unemployed, working poor, women of all ages, disabled, chronic sick, poor pensioners and the enslaved young on Workfare or without benefits unless in training but benefits is not the unemployed.

    I try and ask Labour through the aide who answers Mr Miliband’s emails, to get the massive grey vote so as to get a landslide victory in 2015 and not the minority government that will come from the lowest voter turnout in UK history.

    But what surprises me is that the young do not sign my petition as well, so as to help change Labour (it will not change the Coalition hopefully in its last days before May 2015 general eledction) and bring it into power next year.

    My petition includes the poorest waged workers, who are left with nil benefits and state pension for life.

    So far 530,000 women are effected by the Pension Bill. The Flat Rate Pension is the biggest threat to the existence of the state pension in its history and effects millions of men and women and on into the future.

    I have written to Labour Left that tries to keep socialism in Labour. No reply.

    I have written to the Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition, but it appears they only exist during elections as an umbrella for a variety of campaigners to run as candidates. So no reply.

    My petition includes people turning 80 from April 2016 who lose the only small pension they will ever have. These vote the best of all ages.

    The old vote Labour out of habit. But even they are losing interest.

    The so far 530,000 women who turned 60 from 2013 and lost state pension payout (payable if remain in work or retire) are coming off the electoral roll, because those who were within the working poor are being left destitute.

    All these votes are going to waste.

    Revoking the Penson Bill and the Flat Rate Pension, that is not, but less or nil state pension for life, is funding neutral because unlike all the propaganda the fact we have more people living to 100 than ever before, the ring fenced National Insurance Fund is full, not needing a top up from tax for decades.

    Unlike even the Pensioners Convention believe, the National Insurance Fund is not a tax and therefore cannot legally be emptied by government to pay the national debt nor be used for general expenditure. The NI Fund is kept full to the amount of 8 weeks cash in hand.

    So may I ask the socialists help by signing my petition, not to the Coalition as the heading, but to entice Labour to change their election manifesto and so get into government next year.

    This then gives TUSC 5 years of Labour rule to change Labour to be more socialist.
    See the banned TUSC video for the May 22 council elections on my personal website:

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