STOP MPs who receive Housing Benefit via property they own, speaking/voting on Welfare topics, due to a prejudicial pecuniary interest.
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Standards Comittee
House of Commons

STOP MPs who receive Housing Benefit via property they own, speaking/voting on Welfare topics, due to a prejudicial pecuniary interest.

    1. Jayne Linney
    2. Petition by

      Jayne Linney

      Leicester, United Kingdom

The National Housing Benefit budget has been cut drastically in the past 3 years, particularly via the Bedroom Tax & the Benefit Cap and the Government persist in telling the Country it is the fault of those claiming.

Yet this week The Mirror reported another MP receiving £625K a year from the State in Housing Benefit, this is "despite blasting the 'something for nothing' welfare state. 

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/richest-mp-britain-slams-welfare-3178089#ixzz2uJLkNbvB 

These MPs then go into Parliament  to justify and vote for yet more Cuts - this is wrong and Standards must insist they desist immediately  - Stop MPs taking money from the People

To:
House of Commons, Standards Comittee
Ensure MPs who receive Housing Benefit via property they own; do not speak/vote on Welfare topics, due to a prejudicial pecuniary interest.

Sincerely,
[Your name]

Recent signatures

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    1. DAY 2 - 1000+ and growing

      Jayne Linney
      Petition Organizer

      I'm thrilled that so many people agree that this Government has forgotten they are actually in post to serve us the people and not themselves

      Only by reminding them of this can we halt this ever-growing assault on the poorest and most vulnerable in society.

      Onwards and upwards people THANK YOU

    2. Reached 1,000 signatures
    3. Day 1 - We hit 500!

      Jayne Linney
      Petition Organizer

      THANK YOU to everyone who signed this on the first day - now of we could all get 1 other person to sign today that would be amazing - Only be Public Scrutiny will we Hold this Gov to Account for the damage it has caused and send the correct message to other Parties - We will no longer be lied too.

      Thanks again xx

    4. Reached 500 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Andrew Wallace NEWBURY, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 4 months ago

      My own MP attacks the "something for nothing" welfare state while he collects housing benefit as a landlord. I assume he knows what he's talking about.

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    • Peter Cornish HCMC, VIET NAM
      • 4 months ago

      obviously it's the right thing to do

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    • Karen Kelly LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 4 months ago

      Richard Benyon and others like him are the reason I'm signing this. Greed should not be allowed to prevail

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    • David Stoker LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 4 months ago

      No conflicts of interest should operate in politics.

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    • Paul Williamson COVENTRY, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 4 months ago

      More corruption and self interest. MPs are supposed to serve the people, not exploit them...

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