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Liz Savage announces pledge on fuel bill fairness

pay_meter.jpgTo coincide with Cold Homes Week, Southport Labour’s parliamentary candidate Liz Savage today sets out her second election campaign pledge.

Liz will promote changes to pre-pay meters and will commit herself to fairness on household fuel. Liz says “Members of Parliament have the opportunity to put forward changes to laws either as Early Day Motions or Private Members Bills.  I would take that opportunity to promote change to pre-pay meters for Gas and Electricity.  Many people who are on or below the poverty line are forced on to these more expensive meters and are forced to pay for the meters as well as being on some of the most expensive tariffs.  Currently 4.3million people are on Electricity pre pay meters and 3.2 million are on Gas pre-pay meters. This could mean that in Southport there are as many as 6,000 electricity and over 4,000 gas pre- payment meters. I would seek to make this fairer with energy companies having to apply to the regulator before enforcing a pre-pay meter.”

Liz continued “As your Labour MP you can be certain that I would vote for Labour’s cap on household energy bills and support fixing the broken energy market with a tough new regulator to curb rip-off bills.”

“I am also committed to Labour’s plans to end the scandal of cold homes and fuel poverty by upgrading the energy efficiency of at least five million homes over the next ten years, saving the average household £270 a year on their fuel bills.”

To find out more about Cold Homes Week and the Energy Bill Revolution visit:

http://www.energybillrevolution.org/

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