Dr Alan Whitehead is MP for Southampton, Test

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Dr Alan Whitehead is MP for Southampton, Test and a member of the Labour party.

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The CCC’s new climate ‘progress’ report is the most critical yet. It is clear that the government will fail to meet its own climate targets without much more ambitious action - not least on home insulation. We still have time to act, but not much.

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2022/jun/29/government-policy-failures-are-obstacle-to-uk-net-zero-target-advisers-warn?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

How can we phase out fossil fuels in a way that works for people everywhere? The historic Cochabamba People’s Agreement offers a way forward, argues Max Ajl.

https://newint.org/features/2022/04/04/global-just-transition

I have today written to @GregHands regarding recent media reports that #BEIS ignored calls to examine extending the lifetime of Hinkley B nuclear power station.

We should be taking every step possible to maximise our energy security, anything less is simply careless.

📢 @Southampton2025 City of Culture bid will be featured on @BBCTheOneShow this evening at 7pm 📢

Tune in to learn what makes Southampton so special and why we deserve to be the city to win! #CityofCulture2025 #MakeItSO

This will cause enormous worry for families already facing soaring bills.

How many more alarm bells do the Conservatives need before they act?

We need an emergency budget now, with a windfall tax on oil and gas producer profits to lower bills.
https://twitter.com/DanielHewittITV/status/1529060290620530689?s=20&t=SYogtN1yRItnvZ6k09mIAA

Daniel Hewitt @DanielHewittITV

NEW: Head of Ofgem says he will be writing to Rishi Sunak today to inform him the price cap is expected to be £2,800 in October, up from £1,971.

Don't forget, you can tune into @BBCTheOneShow tomorrow night at 7pm to see what happened when they visited Southampton!
#CityofCulture2025 #Southampton2025 #MakeItSO #DCMS

So it’s official! Today I got formally elected as Southampton’s new Council Leader!
Myself and the Labour Team are excited, committed and raring to go… 🌹

The Energy Company Obligation (ECO) is the only existing gov programme that encourages efficiency upgrades in homes, and yet 6 weeks after ECO4 was due to start, the legislation has still not been laid in Parliament. Experts warn 23k homes are missing out. https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/energy-crisis-thousands-to-miss-efficiency-upgrades-after-unacceptable-whitehall-delays-fftpxg9h8

So this happened!!

Southampton Labour are grateful that local residents have put their trust in us again to lead the city.

We are a eager and ready to start delivering for all our communities.

Huge thank you for everyone’s support. 🙏 https://twitter.com/UKLabour/status/1522429146072236032

The Labour Party @UKLabour

Labour GAIN 🌹

Labour gains Southampton council.

Huge thanks to colleagues who contributed to tonight's adjournment debate on Southampton's bid to be city of culture 2025 @pauljholmes @alanwhiteheadmp @cj_dinenage @MariaMillerUK #makeitSO

Wonderful to see our Regional MPs showing support for Southampton’s bid to be #CityofCulture2025 yesterday. Thank you
@carolinenokes @alanwhiteheadmp @pauljholmes @MariaMillerUK @cj_dinenage
#MakeItSO #DCMS you can watch back here (starting at 2hrs39) https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m0016rw5/house-

Today could be a game changer. We're asking all MPs to back the Fan-Led Review by popping in to Room R in Westminster from 2-4pm
CEO @niallcouper & Fair Game ambassador ex-England player @John_Scales will be there
Use this link to ask them to join us👇
https://members.parliament.uk/FindYourMP

So much energy in Southampton today!

Loved being in Swaythling to meet residents and launch the brilliant council election campaign.

An affordable, green, safe city that’s great for families, that people can take pride in…now that’s a positive agenda worth voting for 🗳 🌹

Oh for goodness sake.

What is the possible justification for cutting income tax rate while raising NI rate?

Drives further wedge between taxation of unearned income and earned income. Yet again benefits pensioners and those living off rents at expense of workers

The Govt must use the #SpringStatement tomorrow to address the #EnergyCrisis & back Labour's #RetrofitSprint, investing £60bill over 10yrs to...
🏘️Insulate 19mill homes
💰Save families £400/yr
📉Cut national gas imports by 15%
👩🏾‍🏭Support 100,000+ good green jobs in 2yrs

This week's #IPCCreport put forward its bleakest warning yet, emphasising the urgency of immediate, ambitious action to step-up climate adaptation

I asked @AlokSharma_RDG what concrete progress has been made on adaptation since #COP26

Once again, he couldn't give me an answer.

This is the most devastating warning to humanity so far.

Scientists are painting a vivid picture of the nightmare ahead if we do not act now.

Their message can no longer be ignored: business as usual means catastrophe in a rapidly warming world.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-60525591

Bin collections in Southampton cancelled due to warnings ahead of storm Eunice. Visit our website for the latest updates : https://www.southampton.gov.uk/news/article/bin-collections-in-southampton-cancelled-due-to-warnings-ahead-of-storm-eunice/ including possible school closures: https://www.southampton.gov.uk/schools-learning/school-closures/

A red warning has been issued for Storm Eunice tomorrow and @ssencommunity are anticipating that there will be power outages. Please see http://news.ssen.co.uk/news/all-articles/2022/february/storm-eunice-ssen-moves-to-red-alert/?fbclid=IwAR3CmsrlIwyhBIRgmRnC2WnKci0UJg1vcik5hDhPXnI2rdm4zf_twygMUVA for more details

This is very welcome, but also long overdue - CfD auctions will now be annual.

Not only will this move us closer to net-zero, but it should also lower bills, boost energy security and drive investment in renewables. A niche but vital step forward.

https://questions-statements.parliament.uk/written-statements/detail/2022-02-09/hcws600

With #WorldCancerDay tomorrow, I want to remind people that @maggiessoton is the place to go locally if you have had a cancer diagnosis or are caring for someone with cancer. You can walk straight in and get the support you need - they are wonderful.

#EveryoneNeedsAMaggies

The council tax offer of £150 may look attractive, but council tax is set to rise by more than £12 a month across the country in the new financial year due to cuts in gov funding to local authorities. Classic government tack, giving with one hand and taking away with the other?

Martin Lewis @MartinSLewis

Energy news - what we know so far. I've bashed out a summary. Please share so people understand what's happening...

While majority of the price cap increase is driven by high wholesale gas prices, households will also be paying an extra £68/year to cover costs of supplier failures (network costs in the graph). This is the direct cost of Tory failure & working people are paying the price.

NEW: Ofgem confirms that the domestic energy price cap will increase by *£693* from April.

That’s an increase of 54%.

Hard to overestimate just how impactful that will be on (i) the family finances of millions who are struggling (ii) politics.

Families are facing a cost of living crisis.

But the Conservatives have more sympathy with oil and gas companies that describe the crisis as a "cash machine".

That is why they are opposing Labour's #windfalltax

They won't stand up to vested interests. We will.

Honesty and decency matter.

After months of denials the Prime Minister is now under criminal investigations for breaking his own lockdown laws.

He needs to do the decent thing and resign.

Great to be out on the #labourdoorstep for our Action Saturday with @alanwhiteheadmp @LabourSatvir and the team in Southampton!

Labour has a plan to tackle the cost of living crisis.

The Tories are the cost of living crisis.

More here 👇🏻

https://action.labour.org.uk/page/96951/petition/1

Data from @beisgovuk shows the Green Homes Grant Local Authority Delivery scheme has already resulted in bill savings of £1,200,000 per year for low-income households, with most savings from solid wall insulation & heat pumps. Proof retrofit is the future.
https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/green-homes-grant-local-authority-delivery-lad-release-january-2022

Inflation is now the highest since 1992 - this is the urgent crisis we should be talking about

Instead we have a government too mired in scandal of its own creation to get a grip

Only Labour has a fully costed plan to protect consumers and businesses from energy spikes https://twitter.com/BBCBreakfast/status/1483699460827979780

BBC Breakfast @BBCBreakfast

Shadow Business Secretary Jonathan Reynolds MP gives his reaction to the latest inflation figures on #BBCBreakfast

The cost of living rose by 5.4% in the 12 months to December, its fastest pace for 30 years.

https://bbc.in/3qEGv3y

.@alanwhiteheadmp opens the @BENetworking #NetZero Conference ... saying that whilst much progress made on decarbonising power, there's still a 'mammoth task' when it comes to heat!

Recognises the essential role hydrogen will play in cutting emissions from the built environment.

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