MP warns about fuel poverty deaths in Hornsey and Wood Green

Up to 50 people will die in Hornsey and Wood Green this winter because of fuel poverty says energy charity National Energy Action (NEA).

Last Friday, Lynne Featherstone showed her support for a campaign launched by the NEA to inform people about the Warm Fronts Scheme. Ms Featherstone visited the home of Mr Oswald Smith in Wood Green, who has benefited from new central heating and insulation under the scheme.

Ms Featherstone says:

“This is a shocking statistic released by the NEA. It is very worrying that people may die this winter because of fuel poverty. In the 21st century it should be every man’s right to have a warm home.

“The Government should do everything in their power to eradicate fuel poverty. Recent figures obtained by the Lib Dems however show that the Winter Fuel Allowance has not increased at the same rate as energy prices and people will suffer as a consequence.

“I would urge anyone eligible for the Warm Front Scheme to come forward and apply.”