Lib Dem MP Jenny Willott last night voted against a freeze on bills for 155,057 households in Cardiff
Thousands of households across Cardiff were last night denied an energy bill freeze following a vote in the House of Commons. Conservatives and Liberal Democrats, including Jenny Willott joined forces to block Labour’s call to freeze energy bills until 2017, saving the average household £120.
Jo Stevens, Welsh Labour's candidate for Cardiff Central in 2015, said:
"People across Cardiff will rightly ask why Jenny Willott MP left them out in the cold and voted against Labour's plans to help hardworking families struggling with soaring energy bills. In voting with David Cameron's Tories she has proved again that the Lib Dems only stand up for a privileged few."
Caroline Flint MP, Labour's Shadow Energy and Climate Change Secretary, said:
"Yesterday's vote in Parliament showed once again that the Government is determined to kick the problem of rip-off energy bills into the long grass.
"As the recent price freeze announcement from SSE showed, energy companies are now bringing forward precisely those reforms first proposed by Labour, and which the Government claimed was impossible. But Tories and Lib Dems from across the country, including in Cardiff, refused to support a nationwide price freeze last night.
"A Labour Government will freeze your gas and electricity bills until 2017, and reform our broken energy market. Our plans will break up the big energy companies, put an end to their secret deals and make tariffs simpler and fairer. And until these reforms kick in, we will put a stop to unfair price rises by freezing energy bills until 2017, saving the average household £120."