Caroline Flint MP, Labour’s Shadow Minister for Energy and Climate Change, and Mike Kane, Labour’s candidate, today met pensioners in Woodhouse Park to discuss how soaring gas and electricity bills have left them out of pocket.
Energy bills have risen by almost £300 for families since 2010. The next Labour Government will freeze energy bills and reset our energy market so it works for Britain’s families and businesses. This will save a typical household £120.
Mike Kane, Labour’s candidate for Wythenshawe and Sale East, said:
“Today I was delighted to introduce Ted, Dee, Bren and Joan in Woodhouse Park to Caroline Flint and give them the chance to explain the impact the soaring cost of gas and electricity is having on them.
“Gas and electricity bills are one of the biggest issues on the doorstep in Wythenshawe and Sale, but David Cameron is out of touch with the cost-of-living crisis facing working people.
“For hard-working people in Wythenshawe and Sale things are getting harder not easier. A Labour government would freeze gas and electricity bills. That’s why we’re on the side of hardworking families.”
Caroline Flint MP said:
“I met some fantastic residents in Wythenshawe and heard some tough stories of how elderly people are really struggling to pay for the rising cost of gas and electricity bills. Soaring energy bills are one of the main reasons people are finding it harder and harder to make ends meet, but David Cameron has failed to stand up to the energy companies and stop them overcharging.
“So the next Labour Government will offer them some real help. We will undertake the biggest overhaul of our energy market since privatisation. Our plans will break up the big energy companies, put an end to their secret deals and make tariffs simpler and fairer.
“And until these reforms kick-in, we will put a stop to unfair price rises by freezing energy bills until 2017, saving the average household £120.”