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Tory MPs piled pressure on the government today to halt cruel benefit cuts that will strip £30 a week from the sick and disabled.
The backbenchers joined a Labour and SNP bid to delay the axe to Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) until victims are given new support.
MPs cheered as their motion, which was signed by 72 MPs but not binding on the government, passed 127-0 in a House of Commons vote.
Charities said Chancellor Philip Hammond should listen in his Autumn Statement next week and delay the cut - or scrap it completely.
There are 500,000 people in that group and ministers claim they should be paid the same as jobseekers.
But MPs warned the "pittance" jobseekers' rate was designed to be claimed for a short time - not months or years on end.
Five Tory MPs voted in favour of the motion today.
Heidi Allen said her fellow Tory MPs faced "pressure" to back the cuts with the promise of a White Paper on welfare reform which never came.
Instead the government introduced a lower-level Green Paper which will only finish next year.Ms Allen told MPs: "I cannot think of a vote that has been so regretted by colleagues on my side of the House.
"Let’s just pause. The risk of damage is high. The financial cost to pause is low. What kind of a government do we want to be?