Opposition Day — Energy Prices — 6 Nov 2013 at 18:46
John Penrose MP, Weston-Super-Mare voted against freezing electricity and gas prices for 20 months; against introducing a new more powerful regulator of the energy sector; and against putting all over 75s on the cheapest tariff.
The majority of MPs voted against freezing electricity and gas prices for 20 months and against proposals to reform the energy market including by introducing a new more powerful regulator and putting all over 75s on the cheapest tariff.
The text of the rejected amendment stated:
- That this House
- calls on the Government to freeze electricity and gas prices for 20 months whilst legislation is introduced to ring-fence the generation businesses of the vertically integrated energy companies from their supply businesses,
- to require all electricity generators and suppliers to trade their power via an open exchange,
- to establish a tough new regulator with the power to force energy suppliers to pass on price cuts when wholesale costs fall, and
- to put all over-75-year-olds on the cheapest tariff.
Votes by party, red entries are votes against the majority for that party.
What is Tell? '+1 tell' means that in addition one member of that party was a teller for that division lobby.
What are Boths? An MP can vote both aye and no in the same division. The boths page explains this.
What is Turnout? This is measured against the total membership of the party at the time of the vote.
|Party||Majority (No)||Minority (Aye)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||250 (+1 tell)||0||0||82.3%|
|Lab||0||229 (+2 tell)||0||89.5%|
|LDem||44 (+1 tell)||0||0||80.4%|