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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