Laura Moodie for Holyrood 2021

#1 Lead candidate for the South Scotland Region.

Laura Moodie

Through grassroots activism Laura has 

  • Led a campaign to end peat extraction in South Scotland, protecting this precious carbon store and habitat
  • Stopped cuts to evening and weekend bus services and fought for improved printed timetables
  • Pushed Dumfries & Galloway Council to declare a climate emergency and set one of the most ambitious climate targets in Scotland
  • Supported residents in social housing to fight for energy efficiency improvements and challenge rent rises.

Nationally, the Scottish Greens have

  • Won free bus travel for under 19s
  • Secured protection for Mountain Hares
  • Banned evictions over Winter
  • Secured fair exam results for our young people

Laura would be privileged to help lead the change for a greener and fairer South Scotland.


Email : laura.moodie2021@scottishgreens.org.uk

Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/lauramoodiedeeandglenkens

Twitter : @Laura_Moodie

Instagram : laura.moodie.148


PRESS RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 8th February 2021


BORDERS HOMES HIT BY FUEL BILL PRICE HIKE
Tens of thousands of households across South Scotland will be worse off due to a decision
by energy regulator Ofgem.1
Bills for customers on a standard tariff will increase by up to £96 a year from April as the
maximum price cap rises. This will affect 11m customers across the UK.
Already in the Scottish Borders, 16,000 / 29% families are in fuel poverty and research
shows many more are already falling behind on their bills and struggling to make ends
meet.2
Laura Moodie, Scottish Green Party lead candidate for the South Scotland Region in the
Holyrood elections, said:
“Families are already struggling to make ends meet and with job uncertainty caused by the
double whammy of Brexit and lockdown, these are worrying times.”
“The price cap rise may not have seemed like much to officials when they were making their
calculations, but it works out at £1.85 a week for homes. When the lowest price of a loaf of
bread is 45p, this is a real problem for many families who will be forced literally below the
breadline.”
“If Ofgem don’t act to reverse their plans, the Government must step in and do more to
help those in fuel poverty this winter.”
Help and advice for those in fuel poverty is available from Energy Action Scotland and
Citizens Advice.3
–ENDS—


References
[1] https://www.ofgem.gov.uk/publications-and-updates/energy-price-cap-increase-aprilconsumers-should-switch-save-money
[2] https://www.gov.scot/publications/scottish-house-condition-survey-local-authorityanalyses/
[3] For more information visit https://www.eas.org.uk/en/sources-ofhelp_50433/ and http://www.endfuelpoverty.org.uk/resources/.