Chris Loder MP tackles new Prime Minster over energy prices

West Dorset Conservative MP Chris Loder asked new Prime Minister Liz Truss about energy suppliers providing renewable electricity and said his constituents are “baffled that the energy regulator allows those prices to rise on par with oil and gas”.

He asked if the PM is “on the side of the consumer”. Ms Truss said: “I certainly am on the side of consumer. And we need to make sure that we deal with all of the issues in the energy market and the way that energy is regulated. And I will certainly be saying more about this tomorrow.” (8/9/22)

The exchange was at first Prime Minsters Questions for Liz Truss.  She said she will be setting out a plan on Thursday to save households and businesses from financial ruin as a result of soaring energy bills by freezing household bills at around £2,500.

The new PM has rejected the opposition idea of using a windfall tax on the profits made by oil and gas giants to fund the package, reported to cost up to £150 billion.

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