SIR David Crausby is urging the government to ensure everyone entitled to Pension Credit receives it.

New figures estimate 2,580 older people in his Bolton North-East constituency are missing out on a combined £6,860,000 every year.

Sir David said: “Pension Credit is supposed to top up the income of the poorest pensioners and ensure everyone has a decent amount to live on, but it’s been under-claimed for years.

"It’s a safety net that’s full of holes. I have written to Work and Pensions Secretary Amber Rudd ."