Freeze that Bill!

Labour MP for Chesterfield Toby Perkins has welcomed Ed Miliband’s announcement that One Nation Labour is planning to freeze energy bills until the start of 2017.

Under the CONDEM government, gas and electricity bills have gone up £300 for the average household.

Labour's Shadow Energy Secretary Caroline Flint is leading the charge on sky-rocketing bills

Labour’s Shadow Energy Secretary Caroline Flint is leading the charge on sky-rocketing bills

Mr Perkins said: “Under David Cameron and Nick Clegg, Britain’s families are facing a cost of living crisis. Prices have risen faster than wages in 38 of the 39 months that David Cameron has been in Downing Street and energy bills have gone up by almost £300. David Cameron’s failure to tackle rip-off bills has meant that many people are struggling to pay their bills.

“People in Chesterfield are struggling with the rising cost of living. Many of my constituents have written to me worried about their energy bills, and having to make a choice between heating their homes or buying food.

“When the price of energy increases energy companies pass this on but when it drops consumers don’t see their bills fall. 

“David Cameron and Nick Clegg can’t deal with the cost of living crisis because they stand up for a privileged few, not for the hardworking majority; they’ve cut tax for people on over £150,000 a year while raising it for everyone else.

Toby Perkins: British households are facing a cost-of-living crisis

Toby Perkins: British households are facing a cost-of-living crisis

“Ed Miliband says Labour will freeze energy prices until the start of 2017 if Labour wins the next election. And he says we will break up the big energy companies so that we can all get a fair deal.

“This will save a typical household £120 and an average business £1,800.“But people round here need help now. So I’m calling on David Cameron and his Lib Dem backers to freeze our bills now. And I’m asking local people to sign my petition today so that the voices of Chesterfield are heard loud and clear in Downing Street.”

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I am Toby Perkins, Labour's Member of Parliament for Chesterfield. If you would like to get in touch with me, my office is open and can be reached by phone on 01246 386 286. I also hold regular surgeries so that constituents can meet me and I can take up their concerns. If you would like to make an appointment then please do contact my office. Thank you for visiting.

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