On Wednesday, Labour called on the Government to cancel the cut to Universal Credit in Parliament.

This £20 is what enables some families to put food on the table at the end of the week, and if the cut goes ahead, it would be devastating for millions already struggling to get by, leave unemployment support at a 30-year low in the midst of a jobs crisis and threaten our economic recovery.

With my Labour colleagues, I voted to cancel the cut and keep the £20 Universal Credit lifeline.

Meanwhile, preoccupied with a reshuffle, the Conservatives shamefully abstained on the vote. It highlights once again that this Government simply doesn’t understand the realities of working people’s lives.