An MP has joined a campaign to help people avoid being ripped off when paying their energy bills with prepayment meters.

Catherine West MP gave her support to the #PrePayRipOff campaign in the House of Commons on February 10, after admitting that 5,850 households across Hornsey & Wood Green have prepayment meters installed in the homes, due to being in debt.

Ms West said: “It is unacceptable that the poorest in our society are forced to pay the most for their energy bills when the cost of energy is falling but bills continue to rise.

“Almost 6,000 households in Hornsey & Wood Green have these meters and they're paying the price.

“I will continue to call for real action in the energy market to pass on the savings which thousands of families in my constituency deserve. This Prepay Rip Off must end now.”