A NEW poll shows that 17 out of 18 ‘Red Wall’ seats - including the Penistone and Stocksbridge constituency - are poised to return to Labour.

The survey comes ahead of the price cap review in April, in which households may be hit with energy bill hikes of up to £719.

Conducted by YouGov on behalf of trade body Energy and Utilities Alliance, it found that 80 per cent of Conservative voters in 2019 now believe the issue of energy bills to be important to them, with nearly 60 per cent stating that rising energy bills are having a big impact upon their personal finances.

More than 1,600 voters in constituencies across the north of England were polled, covering seats won by the Conservatives for the first time in 2019 - including Penistone and Stocksbridge, which was won by Miriam Cates.