Andrew Gwynne, MP for Denton and Reddish, has criticised the Government and highlighted shocking figures showing that around 5,500 households across Denton and Reddish.
In England, a household is defined as ‘fuel poor’ if they are living in a property with an energy efficiency rating of band D, E, F or G and their disposable income is below the poverty line.
The latest House of Commons data shows that 13.9% of households in Denton and Reddish fall within this bracket, above the national average.
Gwynne has backed Labour’s plans to make Britain a clean energy superpower, something that would cut bills, create jobs and deliver energy security. Among Labour’s plans would be the creation of GB Energy, a new publicly-owned clean generation company that will harness the power of Britain’s sun, wind and waves to cut energy bills and create jobs.
This would come alongside action to upgrade nineteen million homes over a decade with energy-saving measures, and the implementation of a proper windfall tax on energy giants to support people through the cost-of-living crisis.
Commenting, Andrew Gwynne said:
“That over 5,500 families in Denton and Reddish are living in fuel poverty is incredibly concerning. After 13 years of Tory mismanagement and neglect, local people have been exposed to astronomical energy price rises.
This cannot be allowed to continue, which is why Labour ahs set out a clear and ambitious plan to support people through the immediate crisis, while also improving our energy resilience and making Britain a clean-energy superpower.
This is what local people deserve, and the sooner the Government moves out of the way, the better.”