Switch TogetherOn a week when more energy companies have announced price rises, Labour’s Shadow Energy Secretary, Caroline Flint MP went door to door in Blyth Valley as part of Labour’s campaign to bring down energy prices. Labour have launched “switch together” -  a scheme where people will be able to come together to negotiate a better deal from the energy companies. 

Caroline Flint joined Susan Dungworth, Labour's candidate for New Hartley ward on the doorstep in Seaton Sluice to sign up local residents. 

Caroline Flint MP, Labour’s Shadow Energy and Climate Change Secretary, said: 

"Millions of families face a winter of misery after the latest round of price hikes by the energy giants. 

"It’s not good enough for out of touch Ministers to tell people to shop around. We need a One Nation government to break the dominance of the energy giants, simplify tariffs and protect vulnerable customers from being ripped off.   

"Labour would introduce a tough new energy regulator with the power to force energy companies to pass on savings to consumers, automatically put over-75s on the cheapest deal and simplify their tariffs. Unless Ministers get to grips with spiralling energy bills, people will rightly think that this Government is completely out of touch with families and pensioners struggling to make ends meet."

The www.switchtogether.org.uk website will help people club together to negotiate a cheaper deal with energy companies. It's easy and safe, and will provide support and guidance throughout the registration and switching process. People should sign up at www.switchtogether.org.uk before 25th November 2012.  After the deadline an auction with energy companies will be held to find the cheapest deal.