CAMPAIGNERS calling for more help for those struggling to keep warm this winter delivered a hand-knitted scarf to MP David Crausby to thank him for his support.

The scarf was one of hundreds knitted by supporters of the Energy Bill Revolution campaign and was presented to him in Parliament to mark Cold Homes Week.

The week is a series of events and activities to focus attention on the state of many of Britain’s worst-insulated homes and the impact they have on the people living in them.

Mr Crausby, the MP for Bolton North East, said: “It is very important that we highlight the problems facing the vulnerable and the elderly with regard to energy bills.

“I understand supporters of the campaign knitted the scarf I am wearing to highlight the campaign and I am honoured to wear it in support.”

The Bolton News recently revealed in a report that fuel poverty, which is where 10 per cent of household income is spent on keeping warm, will affect one in five homes in the town.