Rachel Hopkins MP in front of Parliament in red jacket
Rachel Hopkins MP in front of Parliament in red jacket

Rachel Hopkins MP said today people wouldn’t “pay a penny more” on their winter fuel bill under Labour’s plan. 

The party’s plan to stop bills rising this winter would save the average household in Luton South £1,000, get energy costs under control for the future and help tackle inflation. 

Labour’s fully-funded £29bn plan 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.  

In total, households across Luton South will receive £43 million from Labour’s fully costed plan.  

Rachel Hopkins MP also said that the emergency package announced by Labour leader Keir Starmer on Monday 15 August, would reduce energy demand and lower bills in the longer term Luton South by insulating 19 million homes across the country over the next decade through Labour’s Warm Homes Plan.  

Labour originally urged the government to implement this Warm Homes Plan a year ago. If they’d acted, they could have insulated 2 million of the coldest homes by this winter – saving the typical household an additional £1,000 every year on their energy bills. 


Rachel Hopkins MP said: 

“People in Luton South and across the UK are really worried about how they’ll get through the winter with soaring bills. It’s a national emergency; communities need urgent support and a plan to create a stronger, more secure economy. 

“Labour has been clear on this. We would prevent the energy price cap rising through the winter so people wouldn’t have to pay a penny more. Our plan saves households on average £1,000 and includes investing in sustainable British energy to bring bills down in the long-term.” 

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