It concerns me greatly that many constituents are having to choose between eating and heating, not knowing how they will make it through the winter.
With average energy bills having increased by over 50% in the first half of 2022, and with further rises coming, doing nothing is not an option.
You can read Sharon's latest Echo column below, or on the Sunderland Echo Website
Inflation is at the highest level that it has been in three decades, food costs are soaring, and fuel bills could increase by another 50% in the next few months. We are in a cost of living crisis.