Prestwich Councillors campaign on Energy Prices & Affordable Credit

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Pictured: From left to right:  – Cllr Jane Black, Cllr Andrea Simpson, Holyrood Campaiger Catherine Preston   Cllr Alan Quinn, St Mary’s Campaigner Eamonn O’Brien,  Cllr Gill Campbell, Cllr Paddy Heneghan

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Prestwich Councillors held one of their regular  street stalls in the Longfield precinct on Saturday 7 December as part of Labour’s campaign to raise living standards and cut the cost of living.

 

A petition was organised so that members of the public could sign up to support the Labour Party’s campaign to freeze energy prices until 2017 – in a bid to help hard working families cope with the rising cost of living. Over 100 people in Prestwich signed the Petition.

 

St Mary’s campaigner Eamonn O’Brien said: “It was great to be out talking to local people about issues that are so important to them. The positive responses we had was evidence of this! The cost of living and energy prices is a key issue for so many families and it seems that only the Labour Party is willing to stand up for people on this.”

 

More information about the Labour Party’s campaign can be found by following this link.

 

http://action.labour.org.uk/page/content/energy-calculator-video/

 

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                           Pictured: Cllr Jane Black, Ivan Lewis and Community Campaigner Eamonn O’Brien

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The Street Stall also sought to promote Bury’s first Borough Wide Credit Union. Holyrood campaigner Catherine Preston said:

 

“Credit Unions are a great way to save and borrow money at affordable rates. Christmas is an expensive time and payday lenders and loan sharks are looking to take advantage of vulnerable people. We need to do all that we can to ensure that people do not fall into their trap and can access the credit that they need but not have to pay it back at extortionate rates.”

 

Ivan Lewis YOUR MP for bury south

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