Activists complaining about rising electricity bills staged a sit-in protest at the Parliament building.

More than 30 protesters from Greenpeace and Fuel Poverty Action entered the Palace of Westminster as tourists and visitors.

In the central lobby of parliament, campaigners held hands, read testimonies from people struggling with their bills and unfurled a banner reading “Chaos costs lives”, their groups said.

They are calling for the next prime minister Rishi Sunak to “end the political chaos” and “solve the problem of fuel poverty crisis“.

Campaigners called on him to support “a proper tax on fossil fuel windfalls, better support for households and insulating homes”.

The police did not try to advance the activists and, after reading a series of statements, left on their own accord.

Sky’s chief political correspondent John Craig said the Greenpeace protest was “over” and the central lobby was “back”.

The groups said activists backed by Disabled Against Cuts are demanding the new prime minister “put the welfare of the British people ahead of fossil fuel companies by properly taxing oil and gas profits and launching a nationwide home warming program to combat with fuel poverty”.

Fuel Poverty Action and Disabled People Against Cuts are also calling for energy for all – a universal, free range of energy to cover basic issues such as keeping warm and turning on the lights.

On October 17, the new chancellor, Jeremy Hunt, announced this the two-year freeze on energy prices for all households will now last for just six monthsand campaigners warn that the move will lead to a steeper “cliff edge” for households.

He revealed that the universal energy price guarantee will end in April next year and the government will begin a review of how to support bills after that period.

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Greenpeace UK co-executive director Will McCallum said: “Rishi Sunak should have realized by now the huge mistake he made by blocking plans to build warmer homes and failing to properly tax the fossil fuel giants.

“People want consistently lower bills and a safer climate, and that means more renewable energy, more financial support, a nationwide street warming program and a proper tax on energy companies to pay for it.”

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Ruth London of Fuel Poverty Action called for support for their “energy for all” proposal, which would give every household enough free energy to cover basic needs such as heating, cooking and lighting, pay windfall taxes, end fossil fuel subsidies and price increases. for excess energy use.