ALMOST 50,000 pensioners in Barnsley could see their energy bill savings wiped out by the Conservative cut to state pension.

Analysis from Labour shows the basic state pension will be worth hundreds of pounds less over the next year, ultimately affecting 44,742 pensioners in the town.

Dan Jarvis, MP for Barnsley Central and the South Yorkshire Mayor, said he will continue to campaign for pension justice following the ‘devastating backdrop’ of increased energy bills.

Dan said: “At a time of rising energy bills and prices going up in the shops, Tory MPs have now pushed through a real terms cuts to pensions and support families rely on.

“This Conservative government cannot be trusted to stand up for communities like Barnsley.

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“I will continue to campaign for pension justice and dignity in retirement for all our older residents.”