MSP hits out over fuel and poverty
Rutherglen MSP James Kelly is demanding government action after it was revealed that nearly one million homes in Scotland are living in fuel poverty.
Mr Kelly said it was a “national disgrace” that more than half of all low income families in Scotland are struggling with energy bills despite family members being in work.
He has hit out at the SNP government for failing to meet their target to eradicate fuel poverty in November 2016.
Ahead of the Scottish Parliament elections next year, Scottish Labour has promised to introduce a Warm Homes Act to overhaul planning and building regulations so Scots can take advantage of homegrown sustainable heating technologies and place a duty on landlords to improve properties and address fuel poverty.
James Kelly said: “It is a national disgrace that in modern day Scotland, more than half of our low income families are struggling with energy bills despite being in work. I know from my casework locally that applies to families in Rutherglen and Cambuslang.”