Labour campaigners in Winchester were out on doorsteps last Saturday in Winnall with local Labour Councillors Janet Berry and Chris Pines, as well as candidates Clive Gosling [St. John & All Saints – Winnall & Highcliffe] and Andy Adams [St. Luke’s – Stanmore] asking local people to sign Labour’s petition calling for a freeze on gas and electricity bills.
Local Party Secretary, Patrick Davies, who was Labour’s candidate at the last General Election, welcomed Ed Miliband’s pledge that Labour will freeze energy bills until the start of 2017. On the campaign trail
“This freeze is now urgent as one of the big companies is increasing energy prices by 8.2% adding over £100 a year to the annual bill. Prices have risen faster than wages in 38 of the 39 months that David Cameron has been in Downing Street and energy bills have already gone up by almost £300. When the price of energy increases energy companies pass this on but when it drops consumers don’t see their bills fall. When Labour wins the next election we will freeze prices until the start of 2017. This will save a typical household £120 a year.”
Full details of the campaign to freeze energy prices can be found here – http://action.labour.org.uk/page/s/energy-calculator