MP re­bel­lion over wel­fare & util­ity bills

Daily Mirror - - NEWS - BY AN­DREW GRE­GORY

THERESA May was hit with a dou­ble re­bel­lion by her own MPs over wel­fare and en­ergy prices on the eve of the Tory con­fer­ence.

The PM’s bid to re­form the wel­fare sys­tem was at risk yes­ter­day af­ter Tory rebels called for a halt to Uni­ver­sal Credit. She faces a sec­ond re­volt over plans to lower en­ergy prices.

Twelve Tory MPs have called on the Gov­ern­ment to halt the roll­out of its new ben­e­fits sys­tem over con­cerns about the im­pact on claimants. The MPs have writ­ten to Work and Pen­sions Sec­re­tary David Gauke, urg­ing him to pause the ex­pan­sion of the Uni­ver­sal Credit sys­tem.

And 76 Tory MPs have joined forces with 116 Labour, SNP and Greens, to pro­tect cus­tomers from “stitch-up” en­ergy firms.

CON­CERN David Gauke

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