Labour Party chief whip helps gather signatures against fuel price rises in Guiseley and Otley

Wharfedale Observer: Members from the Labour party campaigning for fixing energy prices in Guiseley, from left, Labour chief whip Rosie Winterton, Jamie Hanley, Wallace Cooper and David Bowe Members from the Labour party campaigning for fixing energy prices in Guiseley, from left, Labour chief whip Rosie Winterton, Jamie Hanley, Wallace Cooper and David Bowe

Labour Party chief whip Rosie Winterton MP gathered signatures from Guiseley and Otley shoppers on Saturday morning as part of a campaign against rising fuel prices.

She joined her party’s local prospective parliamentary candidate Jamie Hanley outside Guiseley's Morrisons supermarket to garner support for restrictions on gas and electricity rises.

“We’re highlighting the cost of Cameron, having discovered that people in Yorkshire and Humberside are some £1,800 a year worse off under his Government,” Miss Winterton said.

“We are calling for a freeze on fuel prices and proper implementation of a regulatory framework.

“Huge profits are being made from the cost of gas and electricity.

“And yet there are people struggling to pay their bills as the price of everything goes up under the coalition and wages go down.”

Solicitor Mr Hanley will stand for Labour in the Pudsey consituency in next year’s General Election and said local people told him their main concerns were job insecurity and rising bills.

“We have spoked to 3,000 people in Guiseley and people are worried about job losses in the NHS, the police and the state sector but overwhelmingly it’s about rising prices,” Mr Hanley said.

“I can take you to homes where people have to choose between heating and eating.”

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