Last week Jon Cruddas MP for Dagenham Rainham was contacted by John Penrose MP regarding the introduction of an energy price cap. For years big energy companies have got away with charging big energy prices, and as the winter months approach this becomes an increasing concern for vulnerable people across the country.

The people that live in Dagenham and Rainham are currently overpaying for energy by £7,360,000 meaning 25,285 families are paying £291 too much every year.

In London alone £368m is being overplayed per year and in the UK the biggest paying area is Southern England which pays £580m more which is enough to buy about 20 luxury high end houses in Knightsbridge, London.

Jon Cruddas said: “I fully support this cross-party campaign calling on the big energy companies to introduce a price cap. The constant rise in cost is leaving vulnerable people faced with the question of eating or heating. As we approach the winter months this becomes a more prevalent issue.”