Tory opponent of fuel duty rise won't lobby with Labour

Despite being a staunch opponent of a rise in fuel duty costs, Conservative MP Robert Halfon will vote later against a Labour motion calling for January's 3p per litre rise to be delayed.

He told ITV News his Harlow constituents would understand his course of action is still geared towards keeping the cost down.

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Osborne 'set to freeze' fuel duty

Conservative rebels said they expect the Chancellor to freeze a planned 3p rise in fuel duty for another three to six months. The Government has defeated a Labour motion to postpone the duty rise by majority of 48.