Tom Brake MP’s staff prepare for potential power problems

November 6, 2012 3:25 PM

As we enter the winter months, Carshalton and Wallington MP Tom Brake's office sponsored a training event in Westminster to help MPs staff deal with electricity enquiries from constituents.

Tom said "I was happy to sponsor the session because it's vital that constituents get the proper answers to their questions concerning electric power, and now my staff and other MPs staff are equipped to give them."

Led by UK Power Networks, the electricity distribution network operator in London, the South East and East of England, the aim of the session was to explain how to solve constituents' queries on power supply issues and how to deal with problems such as power cuts.

At the session, Director of Customer Services at UK Power Networks Matt Rudling explained how the energy industry works, why the company has to carry out roadworks, common causes of power cuts and how UK Power Networks responds, and talked about the priority services register, a free scheme that helps people who depend on electricity for medical needs.

Tom said, "I strongly urge anybody who is reliant on electricity for medical equipment or other special needs to sign up to UK Power Networks' priority services register. It's free and can be life-saving in the case of a power cut."

To sign up for the priority services register, call 0800 028 0247 and leave your contact details so UK Power Networks can call back.

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