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MP Teresa Pearce pledges to help raise awareness of the problem of fuel poverty amidst 3531 Erith and Thamesmead homes

PUBLISHED: 13:18 13 February 2017 | UPDATED: 13:18 13 February 2017

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Friday is the National Energy Action's Fuel Poverty Awareness Day

MP for Erith and Thamesmead Teresa Pearce has voiced her support for the National Energy Action’s Fuel Poverty Awareness Day (Friday 17) by pledging to reduce fuel poverty amongst the 3531 households in her constituency.

Fuel Poverty Awareness Day is a national campaign to highlight the problem of fuel poverty, which currently sees four million households unable to afford the energy and heating in their homes.

Ms Pearce said: “Living in a cold damp home can lead to extremely poor health. Not only will it be causing misery for millions of people this winter, but also placing a huge strain on our already stretched health services. In Erith and Thamesmead, 3531 households are believed to be in fuel poverty.

“More needs to be done nationally and I look forward to working alongside others in the community to help raise awareness of the problem and the solutions available.”

Jenny Saunders OBE, chief executive of National Energy Action added: “Fuel poverty is a serious problem and one that we cannot tackle alone.”

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