Three prominent Tory MPs have now been rebuked by charities they are patrons of, for their vote to further cut support for disabled people last week.
After he voted to cut ESA disability benefits by £30 a week, Kit Malthouse MP has been asked by Andover’s MS Society to step down as their patron.
Donna Birch, Chair of Andover’s MS Society, told Andover & Villages
Due to recent events we no longer feel that Kit Malthouse is a suitable patron, so we have asked him to step down from this role.
Late last week, disability charity Richmond AID sharply criticised Zac Goldsmith MP (and Tory Mayoral candidate) and Twickenham MP Tania Mathias for voting for the disability cuts too
We are shocked and disappointed to find that both our local MPs here in the borough of Richmond have voted for this cut and plan to invite both MPs to our offices to explain the impact this will have on disabled people.
The vote means those applying for the Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) will see the benefit drop from £103 to £73 per week.
Will more charities follow suit? Let’s hope so