Labour and Lib Dems joined forces to vote in favour a Bill to protect victims of the hated policy in a hammer blow to David Cameron
The Bedroom Tax came a step closer to being axed today after a shock Tory defeat in the House of Commons.
Labour and Lib Dems joined forces to vote in favour a Bill to protect victims of the hated policy. In a hammer blow to David Cameron, they voted 306 to 231 against the tax.
The move left the Coalition in turmoil and prompted calls from the Tories to break up the alliance immediately.
Opponents of the tax warned this was just the first step in what could be a gruelling Commons battle.
But it was still hailed as a impressive and crucial victory for the hundreds of thousands of victims - including many disabled - who have been left hundreds of pounds worse off since the tax was introduced in April last year.
Lib Dem MP Andrew George’s private member’s Bill - called the Affordable Homes Bill - will exempt anyone from the bedroom tax unless they can be found a smaller home to move to.