Why did our MP vote against energy price freeze?

I read an article recently that I think should be of interest to everyone, and I feel very strong they should be made aware of recent events.

Everyone will be aware of the pledge to freeze energy bills for around two years if the Labour Party is returned to power at the next election.

Cost of household energy has risen more than five times faster than household income since 2004, according to a study. Photo: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

Cost of household energy has risen more than five times faster than household income since 2004, according to a study. Photo: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

I think this would be welcomed, especially in towns such as Burnley. Even people in work are finding it hard to make ends meet.

Imagine then, my surprise when I read that a Bill asking the current Government to implement such as a policy was put forward in Parliament in the last couple of weeks. Obviously, this Government voted against it, but I was surprised to find our MP voted against the motion.

Where do his priorities rest? Voting against such a Bill is a vote against the people who elected him, and comes down rather heavily on the side of the greedy parasitic energy companies.

K. Royle

Mizpah Street

Burnley