Harriet Harman

Member of Parliament for Camberwell and Peckham. Mother of the House of Commons.

Help us make the 57 Lib/Dem MPs vote against the VAT increase to


Calling all Labour activists! Calling all Labour Councillors!  Help us make the 57 Lib/Dem MPs vote against the VAT increase to 20%.  The Tories don't want a vote on it in the House of Commons.  But they reckoned without Labour's Chief Whip, Nick Brown, who will ensure that the House of Commons has a full debate and a vote on the VAT clause. It will be later in July.

We need all Labour councillors - especially in areas where there is a Lib/Dem MP - to table a motion for the council backing the local people, pensioners, community groups, businesses and charities who will be hit by the increase and calling on all the local MPs to vote against.

The VAT increase is unfair - especially on pensioners.  We need anti-VAT increase petitions from all areas which we can present to Nick Clegg.  The Lib/Dem MPs were elected only last month fighting AGAINST a Tory VAT bombshell.  Surely they can't vote FOR it now.  Make them think again and keep their election promise.

Sign up to the Labour Party petition to say No to 20% VAT here. Alternatively If you would like a printable version of the petition please click here.


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