MP ‘Never Heard’ of Bedroom Tax Despite Voting for it

Channel 4 news reports on a case in which Conservative MP Mark Field says he had “never heard of it” when asked about the Bedroom Tax despite it being revealed that he in fact was one of the members of parliament that voted the policy in.

Mark Field is the MP for Cities of London and Westminster and has held the seat since 2001 and sits on the Intelligence and Security Committee.

He revealed that it was simply the case that he was not familiar with the ‘term bedroom tax’ but was of course familiar with the legislation and backed it fully, having even attempted a similar policy in the west end previously.

This story brings to light a certain confusion surrounding the tax that is apparent even within the height of government.

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One thought on “MP ‘Never Heard’ of Bedroom Tax Despite Voting for it

  1. Don’t tell us about process: ‘Here I found…’ is unnecessary. Instead ‘Channel 4 News reports’ is simpler (and link the word ‘reports’, not a URL).

    Don’t editorialise (‘This story brings to light…’). Stick to the facts and let them and the quotes speak for themselves.

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