Shipley MP, Philip Davies has been accused of using ‘selective statistics’ in a debate on wind farms in the Houses of Parliament.
The Conservative MP, who was one of only five MPs to vote against the Climate Change Bill in the last parliament, claimed that wind farms operate inefficiently during the coldest months of the year, when demand for electricity is highest.
However, the Shipley Labour Party has accused him of ignoring information provided to Mr Davies in a written Parliamentary Question by the Government, which provided data supplied by National Grid showing that during the winter months wind farms produced 67% more energy than during the summer due to higher wind speeds.
Prospective council candidate for Shipley Labour, Alex Ross said “This is not the first time Mr. Davies has been selective in his use of sources. During a debate in Parliament on the use of DNA and CCTV to reduce crime Mr. Davies cited quotes from the Director of Public Prosecutions, Keir Starmer to support his position, saying that he hoped the government ‘will listen to the professionals’. Yet when Mr Starmer stated that the Human Rights Act should be kept, Mr. Davies told him to ‘concentrate on doing his job rather than lecturing parliament’.”