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LABOUR’S EMILY BROTHERS BACKS GREEN PLEDGE TO END COLD HOMES
MONDAY 10 NOVEMBER 2014

Labour’s Parliamentary Candidate for Sutton and Cheam, Emily Brothers has today given her support to end the scandal of cold homes.
Labour’s pledge, to make at least five million homes more energy efficient, follows last year’s commitment to freeze energy prices up to 2017 while reforming the energy market. Ms Brothers said:
“Energy bills have increased by a staggering £300 in the past four years. Investing in energy efficiency is the best way to keep bills down and to lift people out of fuel poverty. Amongst the 37,872 households in Sutton and Cheam there are currently 2,605 or 6.9% of households living in fuel poverty – this scandal has to stop.
“Our commitment, to help low income and fuel poor families, across Sutton and Cheam will save households on average, an estimated £270.”
Under a Labour Government, at least five million homes will be made more energy efficient over the next 10 years – cutting heat loss and bills for low income families. Labour will also provide half a million personalised home energy reports a year as well as offering up to one million interest-free loans to cover the costs of energy efficiency during the next Parliament.
Labour’s shadow Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, Caroline Flint MP said:
“Millions of households are struggling with a cost-of-living crisis in Britain with many on low incomes or in fuel poverty struggling to heat their homes because of David Cameron’s failure to stand up to the energy companies.
“The best way to help households manage their energy bills is to invest in energy efficiency. That’s why the next Labour Government has committed to insulating at least five million homes over the next ten years, saving people on average around £270 of their bill.”

Today the Labour Party has announced how it will tackle the scandal of Britain’s cold homes, with an ambitious plan to vastly improve the nation’s energy efficiency and help people stay warm whilst bringing bills down – especially those in low income and fuel poor households. The Green Paper can be found here
Statistics on Fuel poverty at Constituency level are available from DECC for England. Table 5 on this spreadsheet contains the
constituency data, including Sutton and Cheam - Fuel Poverty England.

 

 

 

 

 

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