I held a Street Surgery and Advice Surgery in Baglan, where I spoke with constituents. There was a lot of concern about Johnson’s leadership, rising energy bills, health services and crime.
Under the Tory Government, Aberavon households face significant rises in the cost of living. Gas and electricity is up £741 to £2,000. Since last January, petrol prices have risen 22%, and family food costs are up £100+ a year! The Government has failed to deliver any practical steps to alleviate the crisis. I support the plan to tax the booming profits of North Sea Oil and Gas Firms to put up to £600 back in your pocket and to businesses and protect jobs. I am also in favour of building a resilient home-grown energy market, to reduce our reliance on imported gas.