The Liberal Democrat MP for Torbay, Adrian Sanders, has said he will abstain from tonight's vote on a bill to cap benefits.
To be clear,I'll abstain tonight,but vote against at 3rd reading if I can't support an amendment at committee stage
Have met with Minister & Chief Whip to explain why I cannot support cuts to subsistence level benefits & if unable 2 amend bill will vote no
MPs have voted in favour of a Government measure to cap benefits rises. The Work Secretary says it will save £5bn from the welfare bill.
The Department for Work and Pensions has calculated the savings that the exchequer could expect if the benefit cap passes this evening.