Today in Parliament, I raised the issue of fuel poverty that continues to impact many constituents and millions of people nationwide.

A recent report from The Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit exposed the Government’s failure to implement sufficient initiatives to tackle this issue, revealing a record low of approximately 80,000 measures installed in 2022.

It’s important to acknowledge the discrepancy between the Government’s claims of success and the reality. Of the few achievements the Government claim are their successes, can in fact be traced back to schemes established during the last Labour Government.  This showcases the Conservative’s genuine failure in combating fuel poverty.

It is evident that the Tories are falling short in addressing this issue, and action is urgently needed.

The Labour Party proposes a strategic approach that centres on significant investment in local authorities. By committing to this initiative, we aim to enhance the energy efficiency of over 5 million homes within the next five years.

The key to our plan lies in empowering local communities to take charge of their energy needs. By investing in better insulation, we not only make homes more energy-efficient, but also ensure that families pay less for their energy consumption. This translates to more money in the pockets of households – a tangible and immediate benefit that addresses the core concern of fuel poverty.

Tackling fuel poverty requires a comprehensive and proactive strategy. The Labour Party is committed to making a real difference by investing in local authorities and prioritising energy efficiency. With a Labour Government, we can work towards a future where every household can affordably and sustainably meet their energy needs.

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