Bristol South MP Karin Smyth is asking vulnerable constituents to take advantage of extra support they are eligible for in the event of a power cut by signing up to the free electricity Priority Service Register.
The register, operated by Western Power Distribution (WPD), supports people who may be particularly vulnerable during a power cut, such as those medically dependent on electricity, with a particular communication need, or who may just find a power cut particularly difficult such as elderly or disabled people.
Some 56,000 people across Bristol are thought to be eligible to join the scheme, but only around 17,000 have so far done so.
To find out more or to sign up for priority assistance in the event of a power cut call WPD on 0800 917 79 53. The Priority Service Register is free and confidential.