Bedroom tax: 57 varieties of nationwide protest

Bedroom tax: 57 varieties of nationwide protest

Thanks to Dr Éoin Clarke (BedroomTax@hotmail.com) and his website, The Green Benches (http://www.greenbenchesuk.com/), named after the colour of seats in the UK House of Commons, a list is available of the 57 peaceful protests against the government's Bedroom Tax - the majority of which take place on Saturday 16 March 2013. Details can be confirmed through the hyperlinks in brackets below.

The National Housing Federation has a briefing on these proposed housing benefit changes here: http://www.housing.org.uk/policy/welfare_reform/ (see 'uner occupation penalty' link).

Paul Lewis also has a useful guide here: http://paullewismoney.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/the-bedroom-tax.html

The national campaign is linking people through the web and social media at: http://no2bedroomtax.co.uk/

Ekklesia's coverage of Bedroom Tax related issues can be found here: http://www.ekklesia.co.uk/BedroomTax

This is the complete list of protests to date:

Hartlepool (https://www.facebook.com/events/356867321085425) (Angie Wilcox)
Worksop (https://www.facebook.com/events/162465580575894) (Simon Greaves)
York (https://www.facebook.com/events/475419315839914) (Owain Gardner)
Wrexham (https://www.facebook.com/events/446914325377539/) (Shelley Streeter)
Workington (https://www.facebook.com/events/500246480010612) (Barbara Cannon & Denise Coe)
Wigan (https://www.facebook.com/events/148880581940498/) (Jo Platt)
Whitehaven (https://www.facebook.com/events/420445528046824) (Mark Ritson)
Weymouth (https://www.facebook.com/groups/394211240674665/) (Theresa Green)
Warrington (https://www.facebook.com/events/584498361580314/) (Wayne Blackburn)
Teesside (https://www.facebook.com/events/342145855903305/) (Lawrie Coombs)
St Austell (https://www.facebook.com/events/536920536329787) (Paul Roberts)
Southampton (https://www.facebook.com/events/147235202106736/) (Melissa Collins)
Somerset: https://www.facebook.com/events/469989979704916/ (Anne Carey)
Sheffield (https://www.facebook.com/events/495591593830487) (Harry Barham)
Sandwell (https://www.facebook.com/events/497817856922889) (Stephanie Peacock)
Runcorn (https://www.facebook.com/events/310901115699678/) (Michelle Bridge)
Crawley (https://www.facebook.com/events/170756143075402) (Debbie Simmons)
Plymouth (https://www.facebook.com/events/456044871133544/) (Suzy Franklin & Charlene Sibley)
Peterborough (https://www.facebook.com/events/385752301522770/) (Lisa Forbes & Liz Moon)
Oxford (https://www.facebook.com/events/415841695176263) (Beverley Clack & Gina Ravens)
Nottingham (https://www.facebook.com/events/613425092006763/) (Alice Grice)
Norwich (https://www.facebook.com/events/434950896582746/) (Emma Corlett)
Newcastle (https://www.facebook.com/events/572779112732626/) (Sarah Hay & Jo Walker)
Milton Keynes: https://www.facebook.com/events/139833579518659/ (Hayley De Bruin)
Manchester (https://www.facebook.com/events/432490873492651) (Karen Broady)
London (30/03/13) (https://www.facebook.com/events/147409045413846/) (Alan Wyllie)
Liverpool (https://www.facebook.com/events/530193890345347/) (Debra Power & Claire Chapple)
Lincoln (30.03.13, Speaker's Corner) (T.U.S.C.)
Leicester: https://www.facebook.com/events/611491098866176/ (Finnian Clarke)
Leeds (https://www.facebook.com/events/465476180185983) (Neil Walshaw & Alex Sobel)
King's Lynn, Norfolk (https://www.facebook.com/events/356959527736586/) (Linda Cox)
Kent https://www.facebook.com/events/135795696568362/ (Anne Carey)
Ipswich (https://www.facebook.com/events/471292179609679/) (David Hough)
Hull (https://www.facebook.com/events/138255043008741/) (Dermot Rathbone)
Hastings (https://www.facebook.com/events/168029903345935) (Ann Carey)
Hanley (https://www.facebook.com/events/545859418788310/) (Wendy Gates)
Halifax (https://www.facebook.com/events/222383041241657/) (Adam Wilkinson)
Halifax (23/03/13) (https://www.facebook.com/events/407884659303950) (Jonathon Maguire)
Glasgow (30/03/13 https://www.facebook.com/events/369488576491663)
Exeter (https://www.facebook.com/events/354841587954812) (Rob Crew)
Edinburgh (30/03/13 https://www.facebook.com/events/574333722596462/ ) (Dianne Richardson)
Durham (https://www.facebook.com/events/472468769485261/) (Valerie Hudson & Ben Sellars)
Dundee (Scottish Trade Unions Congress will be picketing the Lib Dem Conference) (STUC)
Dover (https://www.facebook.com/events/620044731355512) (Chris Gare)
Darlington (https://www.facebook.com/events/299400406855344/) (James Doran)
Croydon (https://www.facebook.com/events/148269551999695) (Bonnie Ash)
Chester (https://www.facebook.com/events/146522765508913/) (Dr Neil Jones)
Carlisle (https://www.facebook.com/events/163903523761180/) (Jaci Champney & Lisa Sherriff)
Cardiff (https://www.facebook.com/events/493277397400750/) (Siobhan Corria)
Cambridge (https://www.facebook.com/events/159911404165364/) (Annie Galpin & Sara Clarke)
Camborne (https://www.facebook.com/events/520406801331555 (Cornwall Against Cuts)
Bristol – 12-2pm (https://www.facebook.com/events/449552485116401/) (BaDACA)
Brighton – (https://www.facebook.com/events/449552485116401/) (Caroline Penn)
Bolton (https://www.facebook.com/events/433548143393611) (Kate Challender)
Birmingham (https://www.facebook.com/events/212109875580341/) (Rhiannon Lockley)
Belfast (https://www.facebook.com/events/385519504879868) (Betty Culpeck & C Dunlop)
Bath (https://www.facebook.com/events/165438936942419) (Vicky Drew)

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