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LIVING WAGE FOR B&NES GROUP
The Living Wage for BANES group has been set up to lobby BANES Council to become an accredited Living Wage Employer through the Living Wage Foundation scheme.
This is an open, all Party group which anyone can join regardless of political persuasion.
Anyone who is interested in getting involved, or just hearing more, can join at http://groupspaces.com/LivingWageforBANES.
Bath Labour Party has welcomed Ed Miliband’s pledge that One Nation Labour will freeze energy bills until the start of 2017.
Under David Cameron gas and electricity bills have gone up by almost £300 since 2010.
Under David Cameron, Britain’s families are facing a cost of living crisis. Prices have risen faster than wages in 38 of the 39 months that David Cameron has been in Downing Street and energy bills have gone up by almost £300. David Cameron only stands up for the privileged few. His failure to tackle rip-off bills has meant that many people are struggling to pay their bills.
We know how people in Bath are struggling with the rising cost of living. Many people I speak to are worried about their energy bills, and are having to make a choice between heating their homes or buying food.
When the price of energy increases energy companies pass this on but when it drops consumers don’t see their bills fall. David Cameron can’t deal with the cost of living crisis because he stands up for a privileged few, not for ordinary families. David Cameron has cut tax for people on over £150,000 a year while raising it for everyone else.
Ed Miliband says Labour will freeze prices until the start of 2017 if Labour wins the next election. This will save a typical household £120 a year – helping hardworking families who are facing a cost of living crisis.
Local businesses tell me that energy bills are the second largest cost that they face. Labour’s energy freeze policy will save the average business £1, 800 a year, giving our small businesses the support they need at a vital time for our local economy.
But people round here need help now. On Saturday Labour is holding a day of action on energy and so we're calling on David Cameron to freeze our bills now. We will be out and about in Bath asking people to sign our petition. Please put your name to it if you have the chance and help us to ensure that this Tory government hear the voices of the hard pressed people of Bath.
Find the Online Petition at labour.org.uk/energy-petition.
Bath Labour Party is delighted to announce the selection of 18 year old Ollie Middleton as the Prospective Labour Parliamentary candidate for Bath in the 2015 General Election. Ollie grew up in Bath and attended Ralph Allen School. He is currently studying at Westminster University. At the time of the 2015 General Election Ollie will be just 20 years old and the Bath Labour Party are excited at selecting such a young, enthusiastic and committed candidate.
‘I am absolutely thrilled to have been given the chance to represent Labour in my home city. I’ve enjoyed the selection process which has been robust and competitive. However, the real work starts now. The Bath Labour Party is campaigning on issues that affect the people of Bath including the proposed closure of Children’s centres and it offers a real and positive alternative to the Lib Dem policies. Our campaigning work will continue to engage directly with local people. I will listen to the people of Bath and fight for the issues that matter to them.’ Ollie Middleton
Hilary Fraser, Vice Chair of Bath Labour Party said “This country wants change from the cruelties and indifference of the current Government. Bath people deserve hope, not despair. The community here will very soon find that Labour has a vitality and purpose in the team we plan to field for the local elections, in company with Oliver Middleton. His Labour values are hard won. He will inspire. He will lead. He will understand. He will get things done.”
All enquiries to Diana Page on 01225 428 845; 07803 730 204
Congratulations to Jo McCarron on being selected as the Labour Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for Kingswood, Bristol. Kingswood is a target seat for Labour in the General Election of 2015