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Justin Tomlinson, New Disabilities Minister, Voted Against Protecting Disabled Child Benefits

13/05/2015 12:02 | Updated 13 May 2015

The new Conservative disabilities minister voted against protecting the benefits of disabled children and those undergoing cancer treatment.

But he did vote for the bedroom tax.

Justin Tomlinson, MP for North Swindon, was promoted by David Cameron on Wednesday as part of the cabinet reshuffle.

The 38-year-old will report to Iain Duncan Smith and will have responsibility for child poverty other disability issues.

Tomlinson's past parliamentary voting record for those whose will come under his remit in his new role is as follows... (for a full list click here).

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Tomlinson arrives at the first post-election Cabinet meeting at 10 Downing Street

Disabled children...

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Cancer patients...

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The long-term sick and disabled...

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Those on housing benefits with 'excess' bedrooms...

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Cameron's cabinet reshuffle has thrown up a number of controversial appointments.

Yesterday it transpired the new equalities minister voted against same-sex marriage and once said the state had "no right to redefine marriage."

Caroline Dinenage, the MP for Gosport, told Pink News in 2013 that "preventing same-sex couples from being allowed to marry takes nothing away from their relationship".

On Sunday, Michael Gove was appointed justice minister despite once advocating bringing back hanging.

In a similar vein, newly promoted employment minister Priti Patel told Question Time in 2011 she believed capital punishment should be re-introduced.

Patel appeared on Sky News on Wednesday morning but refused to say whether or not she still stood by her view.

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