Posted: Wed 13th Nov 2013

Labour activists and Politicians out in force gathering signatures for a freeze on energy bills petition

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Wednesday, Nov 13th, 2013

More than 300 people in Alyn and Deeside have signed a petition calling on the Prime Minister to freeze energy bills.

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MP Mark Tami and AM Carl Sargeant spent two hours in Connah’s Quay and Buckley on Saturday, gathering support of their plan to urge David Cameron to clamp down on the spiralling cost of household bills. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

It comes following the announcement by Ed Miliband that Labour is planning to freeze energy bills until the start of 2017 if it wins the next election. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Mr Tami and Mr Sargeant were joined by Labour community leaders from both towns and spoke to dozens of people about the effect that rising costs have had on their lives. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Mr Sargeant said: ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“We know people are struggling and need to do what we can on a local level to make sure our constituents’ voices are heard. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“I was really pleased so many people took the time to sign our petition and pledge their support for this important campaign by Labour.” ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Mr Tami added: ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“I was very impressed with the turnout in both locations. Spiralling energy costs are a real worry for hundreds of thousands of families and I am pleased Labour is taking significant steps to address this problem.” ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​


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