Penarth MP slams Prime Minister over energy prices
10:21am Thursday 31st October 2013 in Penarth news
PENARTH MP Stephen Doughty has slammed Prime Minister David Cameron as "out of touch and out of ideas" on energy prices
Challenging the PM during Question Time yesterday (October 30), Labour MP for Cardiff South and Penarth Stephen Doughty reminded the PM of a revealing interview he gave to The Times - where he stopped the interview to drop into his country home, and put on the heating just so it was "a bit nicer" when he came home later that afternoon.
Criticising the Prime Minister for his complacency on energy prices, Doughty said:
"It's all very well for the PM - but thousands of my constituents can't afford such convenient choices. The choice many of them will face this winter is between heating and eating.
"Thousands will be hit hard by recent energy price rises and the PM is doing nothing to help.
"Local people will be rightly asking why he is unwilling to bring in a price freeze now, and stand up to the energy bosses, as Labour has promised to do.
“The PM is out of touch and out of ideas on the cost of living crisis facing people across Cardiff and the Vale.
"In stark contrast, Labour run Cardiff and Vale Councils are helping people band together to challenge the energy companies to deliver a better deal for local people. I strongly encourage local residents to sign up to their collective buying scheme at www.cydcymru-energy.com."