Today Cllr Mick Lerry, Labour’s Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for Bridgwater and West Somerset Constituency vowed his support to end the scandal of cold homes.
Labour’s pledge, to make at least five million homes more energy efficiency, follows last year’s commitment to freeze energy prices up to 2017 while reforming the energy market.
Cllr Mick Lerry 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. In the Bridgwater and West Somerset Constituency, there are currently 12% of housholds living in fuel poverty – this scandal has to stop”.
“Our commitment, to help low income and fuel poor families, across the Constituency will save households on average, an estimated £270. This simply won’t happen with Ian Liddell-Grainger as MP for 5 more years”, says Mick.
Cameron’s failure to stand up to the energy companies
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, Rt. Hon 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.”
Cllr Mick Lerry, leader of the labour Group on Sedgemoor District Council
Labour Parliamentary Candidate for Bridgwater and West Somerset.