Cllr Janet Finch-Saunders AM, Assembly Member for Aberconwy, has joined Fuel Poverty campaigners in calling on the Welsh Government to protect vulnerable people from rising energy prices.
Currently, 61,000 homes in Wales are living in severe fuel poverty spending £1 in every £5 on keeping their home warm. And energy experts predict that other suppliers will follow Scottish Power and raise prices by 10% or more in the coming weeks, the number of people across Wales living in fuel poverty and severe fuel poverty is only likely to rise.
Local AM Janet Finch-Saunders attended the launch of a new plan for tackling the issues at the Assembly, and added her support to the campaign to eradicate fuel poverty.
Janet said: “I was pleased to meet with members of The Fuel Poverty Coalition Cymru and support their campaign an end to fuel poverty. No-one should have to live in a cold home in 21st Century Wales.
“As the Shadow minister for Social Services I am very supportive of the on-going research and work that is carried out by the collaborative workings of the Fuel Poverty Coalition and I look forward to working with them in the future to look at ways of eradicating fuel poverty once and for all”.