LABOUR’S Shadow Minister for Energy and Climate Change, Caroline Flint, met pensioners in Woodhouse Park to discuss how they have been hit by soaring gas and electricity bills.

She was joined by Mike Kane, Labour’s candidate in the Wythenshawe and Sale East seat.

Ms Flint said: “I met some fantastic residents in Wythenshawe and heard some tough stories of how elderly people are really struggling to pay for the rising cost of gas and electricity bills.

“So the next Labour Government will offer them some real help. We will undertake the biggest overhaul of our energy market since privatisation. Our plans will break up the big energy companies, put an end to their secret deals and make tariffs simpler and fairer.

“And until these reforms kick-in, we will put a stop to unfair price rises by freezing energy bills until 2017, saving the average household £120.”