Today's street stall was a success! Over 200 people signed a petition supporting Ed Miliband’s promised price freeze of energy bills until January 2017.
The price hikes of SSE and British Gas have generated hostility and worry in equal measures. Many families are already struggling to pay the bills, and a lot of people who signed the petition voiced their concerns over paying another £100+ a year. As we write this, Npower have raised their gas and electricity adding £139 to an annual bill – hitting even more struggling families and the elderly.
While Ed Miliband proposes to #freezethatbill in response to soaring energy prices, David Cameron proposes people should wear another jumper. David Cameron has allowed energy bills to increase three times as fast than under Labour*, but has no plan to deal with the impact it has on families and the vulnerable.
Saturday’s Street Stall showed the impact that the energy companies were having on families and the vulnerable. Soaring energy bills were making it difficult to make ends meet for many people. #freezethatbill should restore trust to the energy market and prevent rip-off energy bills.
*Source: Commons Library – energy prices increased by an average of £23 p.a. under Labour while under the Coalition energy prices have increased by an average of £90 p.a.
To sign our petition, calling on the government to introduce Labour's price freeze now, visit: http://www.backbob.org/freezethatbill
See all photos from the street stall here: http://instagram.com/waveneylabour