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Join protest outside parliament against cuts to Housing Benefit

Issue No. 2226

Defend Council Housing and tenant groups have called a lobby and protest outside parliament on Tuesday evening against government plans to cut housing benefit, erode secure tenancies and attack affordable rents.

The protest coincides with a vote by MPs on a motion opposing the cuts to housing benefit.

Eileen Short, chair of Defend Council Housing, said, “We demand MPs and councillors stop these attacks on tenants, and instead curb high rents and build secure affordable homes for rent.

“Tenants have defeated such attacks on our tenancies and rents by previous governments. Now we need to stand together with trade unions, politicians and campaigners, to defeat these attacks.”

Protest 5.30pm, Tuesday 9 November, College Green, Westminster SW1A (Nearest tube: Westminster)

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