Three Greater Manchester Tory MP’s were among eighteen rebels who defied their whips and voted against the controversial change to  social care reforms last night.

The government won 272-246 on its amendment to the health and social care bill that will see only individual social care costs count toward the new £86,000 cap, and not council-funded contributions as previously planned.

Bolton West MP Chris Green joined  Bury South MP Christian Wakeford  along with Hazel Grove’s William Wragg.

Opponents to the change believe the move will leave homeowners in the poorest areas three times worse off than those in affluent parts of the country

The plans will see anyone with assets of less than £20,000 will not have to pay anything towards the cost of help with things like washing and dressing at home or a stay in a care home from October 2023

People with more than £100,000 in assets – the value of their home, savings or investments – pay everything up to a maximum of £86,000 while people with assets of £100,000 or less can qualify for council help to pay but the new change means they will eventually have to pay up to £86,000 out of their own pocket too



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