Swansea MP Sian James welcomes pledge to scrap bedroom tax
SWANSEA MP Sian James has welcomed a commitment by a Ed Miliband that a future Labour government will scrap the bedroom tax.
The Labour leader will tell delegates assembled at the party conference in Brighton that two-thirds of the 660,000 people affected by the new measures are disabled.
Mrs James said that both the National Housing Federation and the National Audit Office have questioned whether the bedroom tax will raise all, or even any, of the £470 million claimed by the Treasury.
"I fully back Ed Miliband in this action", she said.
"We have seen a massive increase in the number of people seeking help as a result of these harsh and socially divisive measures."
The conference will kick off tomorrow and will run until Wednesday.