SCORES of protesters against the “bedroom tax” staged a demonstration in York city centre.

The rally outside the Mansion House was one of dozens staged across the country on Saturday.

Speakers condemned the proposals to cut housing benefit for people considered to have more bedrooms than they need.

Joe Rollin, of the Unite union, called on Labour councils such as York to refuse to implement the new rules.

Bridget Talford, who said she had come over from Scarborough with her daughter Grace to join the demonstration, said she would end up face higher housing costs than her income.

York Central MP Hugh Bayley said a number of constituents had already been to see him to raise concerns about the potential impact on them.