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Public Meeting in Henley

Around 65 people packed out the first Coventry Against the Bedroom Tax public meeting in Henley on April 30th to discuss how to fight the bedroom tax. Former Labour MP and Socialist councillor Dave Nellist spoke passionately attacking the Government’s welfare reforms  and asking the council to support tenants.

Local residents shared stories of how the bedroom tax is affecting them – one couple wanted to downsize their house, but as they were in rent arrears Whitefriars wouldn’t let them move! Others spoke of the need to organise within their communities to defend people against evictions.

The mood of the meeting was passionate and determined to fight back – as one woman said, “it’s not just rooms, it’s our homes!”