MP backs Warm Homes campaign after Abergavenny public meeting
David Davies MP, a Conservative who is sceptical that climate change is caused by people, has backed our campaign for Government action to upgrade the country's coldest rented homes.
After a public meeting organised by Abergavenny and Crickhowell Friends of the Earth, the Monmouth MP signed a parliamentary petition calling for a new law to ensure poorly insulated rented homes are improved to a minimum standard before being re-let.
Friends of the Earth's Liz Hutchins told the meeting that tenants need special protection because rented homes are the most likely to be the worst insulated.
In the coldest rented properties 42 per cent of tenants live in fuel poverty - meaning they can't afford to heat their homes properly.
That's why the Government's new Energy Bill should introduce measures to stop landlords renting out the coldest houses until they're improved.
And Lib Dem MP for neighbouring Brecon and Radnorshire, Roger Williams, said a strong case had been made for more action to tackle climate change and a stronger Energy Bill.
Explaining his long-held belief that climate change is not caused by human activity, David Davies said nonetheless "you should take your friends where you find them".
And he would work with Friends of the Earth and other green groups to improve the UK's energy security and tackle fuel poverty.
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