May is warned: don’t break election pledge on energy price cap

Conservative MP says proposed cap was popular manifesto policy and PM should not give in to cabinet pressure to drop it

Theresa May has been urged to hold her nerve and stick with her campaign pledge to cap energy prices for millions of households, after it emerged cabinet ministers have told her to scrap the flagship policy.

A leading Conservative MP said that the cap was one of the few genuinely popular policies with voters in the election, and called on the prime minister to ignore attempts to scrap the measure.

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