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Rahima Khan says she'll slash Newham's energy bills by £200

PUBLISHED: 13:48 08 March 2018

Rahima Khan is the mayoral candidate for Newham's Conservative Party. Picture: Newham Conservatives

Rahima Khan is the mayoral candidate for Newham's Conservative Party. Picture: Newham Conservatives

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Newham's Conservative mayoral candidate said she'll reduce energy bills by £200 per year if she's elected.

Rahima Khan pledged to set up ‘Newham Energy’, a partnership between a trusted energy provider and the council which will offer fixed, variable and pre-paid meter arrangements to people in the borough.

She hopes it will reduce heating bills in Newham by £200 a year.

She said: “A number of local authorities across the country have been bold enough to negotiate ethical local deals at no cost to the council, except some marketing.

“I’m particularly keen to get our poorest residents off the most expensive prepayment tariffs either through cheaper direct debit arrangements or through cheaper, more manageable pay-as-you-go deals – this is especially important for privately renting households.”

She said the council would build more homes with loft, cavity wall and solid wall insulation using funding from suppliers under the government’s ECO3 programme, a scheme which helps reduce carbon emissions and tackle fuel poverty.

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