A councillor from Walsall donned her dressing gown to give a speech condemning ‘evil’ changes to housing benefit.
Kath Phillips was speaking at the Labour party conference following a pledge to scrap the so-called bedroom tax.
The changes introduced in April mean anyone in council or social housing loses 14 or 25 per cent of their housing benefit if they have one or more spare rooms.
In January Councillor Phillips took to the streets of Bloxwich with fellow Labour councillors dressed in pyjamas, slippers and dressing gowns to gain signatures against the policy.
She told the conference hall in Brighton about the ‘damage’ the policy was having on people in Walsall.
She said: “The fear and concern it has brought our constituents has been very upsetting.
“I’ve met people with disabled partners who desperately need separate bedrooms and are being unfairly discriminated against. Our constituents don’t have a choice.”