Energy Prices Rises on Merseyside Above the National Average(October 23, 2013)
Walton MP Steve Rotheram has revealed figures which prove that the average cost of an energy bill on Merseyside has risen by £197 since David Cameron became Prime Minister.
Steve explained, “Since the Global Financial crisis hit, families on Merseyside have seen their energy Bills rise by £403 and a massive £197 since David Cameron moved into 10 Downing Street.
“The rise in the cost on Merseyside is above the national average of £399 and is a central reason why households are facing a choice this winter between heating their homes and feeding their families.
“Britain remains one of the richest economies in the world and yet for thousands of people in Liverpool, the cost of heating their home and using electricity is simply too expensive. That cannot be right. Somewhere, somehow, somthing has gone wrong.
“The fact is, this Government doesn’t understand the crippling effect that the monthly energy bills are having on household budgets in areas like Walton.
“There is no competition in the energy market and when the consumer is failed so spectacularly, it is up to the Government to provide a lead. Cameron and Clegg act tough when they are cutting benefits and introuducing the bedroom tax but they shirk responsibility when it comes to tackling energy companies that rip of people in Liverpool.
"In other words, this Government is strong against the weak and weak against the strong. That has to change.
“When Ed Miliband announced his plans to freeze energy prices, he was speaking up for every family in Merseyside that is the grip of a cost of living crisis at the moment.
“We need a Government that is on the side of hardworking families, not on the side of the millionaires in the Energy companies’ boardrooms.
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