Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Another example of this MP voting against his own demands

In March, an early day motion was tabled in Parliament that demanded that the Energy Bill, then being considered by MPs, should include a “feed-in tariff”.

This is a system that allows people who generate clean, green electricity in their homes, such as solar power, to sell any surplus energy back to the national grid.

Such a system would reduce our carbon emissions, make the country less dependent on imported energy and help reduce the cost of household electricity bills.

Labour MP for Blaydon, David Anderson, supported this EDM. On 30th April, MPs were then able to vote on an amendment that would have introduced the measures demanded in the motion.

Well, it won't take a genius to guess which way Mr Anderson voted (the clue is that the Labour whips said vote against the amendment). Yes, here we have another example of Flexible Dave demanding one thing one month and then voting against it the next.

Oh, and for the record, 33 Labour MPs voted for the amendment, the biggest rebellion since Gordon Brown became PM.

So come on Dave, plug yourself back into the grid and feed in an answer as to why you changed your mind, yet again, on an issue you backed only weeks ago.

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