Disabled people living in specially-adapted homes should be exempt from the bedroom tax, it is claimed.

John Grogan, Labour’s prospective parliamentary candidate for Keighley, said many people could not afford to lose the £14 a week from their benefits for having a spare room.

He is calling on Keighley MP and housing minister Kris Hopkins to push for a change in the rules.

“Many of these disabled people have fought hard to get their homes adapted so they can remain independent,” said Mr Grogan. “What sense does it make to force them to move out when thousands of pounds of public money has been spent on adapting their homes?”