MP Caroline Flint launches petition demanding action over energy prices

NERGY PRICE FREEZE: Caroline Flint and Cllr Rachel Hodson with campaigners in Thorne.
NERGY PRICE FREEZE: Caroline Flint and Cllr Rachel Hodson with campaigners in Thorne.

A petition calling on the Prime Minister to freeze energy prices has been launched across Doncaster.

Caroline Flint and Don Valley Labour campaigners launched the petition in Finkle Street, Thorne before taking the campaign to meet shoppers in Dunscroft, Hatfield and Rossington.

Said Caroline: “Britain’s energy market is not working for families and businesses – and certainly not here in Doncaster. One energy giant after another is foisting yet another price increase on consumers and people want something done.

“Our petition is asking David Cameron to stand up to the energy companies. And if he won’t, Labour will.

“Labour’s price freeze will save money for 27 million households and 2.4 million businesses while we reset the market to deliver fairer prices in the future.

“The chorus of voices telling this Government to act on spiralling energy bills is deafening. David Cameron must act this winter and back Labour’s price freeze to stop these companies inflicting another winter of misery on their customers.”

Said Thorne Councillor Rachel Hodson, Chair of Don Valley Labour Party: “This campaign an d this petition isn’t a one week wonder. We believe the public is behind us – over 400 people signed our petition in just a few hours and we are determined to press the Government until they stand up to these companies.”

The #freezethatbill campaigners will be out on Saturday, October 26, 10-11am - ASDA, Hill Top Road, Denaby Main; 11.15am-noon - Sainsbury’s, Church Street Conisbrough; 12.15-1pm - ASDA, Edlington Lane, Edlington.

To support the campaign or download a copy of the petition, go to