Being a bit of a stats nerd, I generally find myself immured to shocking revelations from statistics. Occasionally, though, when numbers are bound up with a strong human or social element, I do find myself astounded and even horrified.
A few months back, for example, when I ran the numbers on police cuts in Essex and discovered the dizzying numbers of officers, PCSOs and backroom staff which had been lost to budget cuts.
This dwarfs that, though.
With thanks to Julian Ware-Lane for crunching the numbers, Rochford & Southend East (the constituency in which I live) is ranked worst in the whole of Essex for fuel poverty.