Miliband faces Labour rebellion on welfare cap vote

Ed Miliband has vowed to support the Government's plans for a welfare cap. Credit: PA

Ed Miliband faces a rebellion of Labour MPs today and claims he is "playing politics" as the Government moves to write into law a cap on overall welfare spending.

The Labour leader has ordered his MPs to back the plans, which would cap welfare spending at £119.5 billion in 2015/16, in the Commons lobbies but it is thought 20 to 40 of his MPs could vote no.

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MPs vote in favour of Government's welfare cap

MPs have voted overwhelmingly in favour of the government's plans to cap welfare spending at £119.5 billion.