Shabana Mahmood MP Labour Member of Parliament for Birmingham Ladywood
I know how worried everyone is about their gas and electric bills rising again this winter, and that this was only made worse this week when Ofgem announced that its price cap would be rising significantly to over £3500 a year. Meanwhile, Cabinet ministers are missing in action and the Conservative Government has no solution to fix the mounting pressures facing households. Labour’s plan to save households £1,000 this winter and invest in sustainable British energy is a direct response to this national emergency that is leaving families fearing for the future.
Labour’s plan to stop bills rising this winter would save the average household £1,000, get energy costs under control for the future and help tackle inflation. The fully-funded £29bn plan means that households across Birmingham Ladywood would receive £50 million. It would prevent the energy price cap rising through the winter, paid for by an extra tax from oil and gas giants who are making eye-watering profits.
Last week, I wrote a letter to the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities about a complex cladding case in my constituency; Islington Gates. Leaseholders are seeing their works to make their building safe grind to a halt due to the refusal of developers to front up the funds they should be paying for remediation works. It is unacceptable that my constituents’ lives are continually impacted because of issues beyond their control. I will keep holding the Government to account on this issue, to ensure all leaseholders in my constituency get the support and funding they need to deal with the cladding crisis.
Finally, a massive congratulations to all those who got their GCSE results this week. You’ve all worked so hard and it was great to see such brilliant results across the constituency!
I hope everyone has a fantastic bank holiday weekend.