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Labour’s plan to freeze the price cap would make sure people don’t pay a penny more on their fuel bill this winter.

It’s hard to imagine after such a scorcher of a month, but it won’t be long before all of us across Manchester Gorton start turning up the heating to keep us warm on cold winter nights.

But this year it’ll be different, with Brits facing another eye-watering hike in gas and electricity prices, making us all think twice.

Right now, so many people – including families and pensioners – won’t be able to afford to turn the heating on at all.

We are in the midst of a national economic emergency.

People across Manchester Gorton are scared about how they’ll make ends meet through the winter with record number plunged into fuel poverty.  And they’re worried about friends and loved ones who might struggle more than most.

But Labour says enough is enough.

We have a choice.  This Tory government can carry on letting giant oil and gas producers make huge profits whilst working people and pensioners suffer.

Or we can do something about it.

Labour would stop energy prices rising this winter by freezing the price cap, saving the average household around £1,000.

Labour’s fully-funded £29 billion plan would prevent the energy price cap rising through the winter, paid for by an extra tax from oil and gas giants who are making eye-watering profits.

It means that households across Manchester Gorton will receive £43 million from Labour’s fully costed plan.

Labour’s £29 billion plan will also bring inflation down, making future interest rate hikes less likely and easing the burden on households and businesses.

But we need to solve the energy crisis for good.

The emergency package announced by Labour leader Keir Starmer on Monday 15th August would reduce energy demand and lower bills in the longer term Manchester Gorton by insulating 19 million homes across the country over the next decade through Labour’s Warm Homes Plan.

Labour originally urged the government to implement this Warm Homes Plan a year ago. If they’d acted, they could have insulated 2 million of the coldest homes by this winter – saving the typical household an additional £1,000 every year on their energy bills.

And we’d get Britain off expensive foreign gas – by investing much, much more in home grown, cleaner energy such as solar, wind, hydrogen, and nuclear power.

That is the only way to make sure people in Manchester Gorton never again face an energy price crisis like this.

We’ve had 12 years of Tory government that has failed to secure Britain’s energy supplies, leaving bills higher and our country less secure.

Labour’s plan would end the price hikes now, reduce inflation and create cheaper, cleaner energy for the future – helping people get through the winter and providing the foundations for a stronger, more secure economy.

Only Labour can give Britain the fresh start it needs. 

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