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Mark urges residents to sign up for cheaper energy

(April 09, 2014)

Mark has today urged local residents to sign up to the ThisIsTheBigDeal.com campaign to beat the Big Six energy companies and save hundreds of pounds on their energy bills.

Mark has himself signed up to the deal because the more people that get involved the more money that that can be saved for everyone. 

ThisIsTheBigDeal.com is a national campaign for cheaper energy.  It brings people together to harness their collective buying power and deliver lower bills. The campaign has already received support from senior figures in every major party.  Almost ten thousand people have already signed up in just a couple of weeks.

Similar schemes across the world have led to savings of 16.5%. In Britain the equivalent would be about £200 per person. 

Mark said: ‘Energy bills are one of the biggest worries for Preston residents, who often feel powerless after years of price rises.  That is why I signed up to ThisIsTheBigDeal.com today, and I am encouraging people in Preston to do the same.  This will send a clear message to the Big Six energy companies who account for about 95% of the UK's energy supply market - SSE, Scottish Power, Centrica, RWE Npower, E.On and EDF Energy – that consumers demand cheaper energy, especially at a time when profits for these energy providers are soaring.  I welcome the savings that this could lead to for my constituents as well as the recent announcement from energy regulator Ofgem, who are calling for an investigation into competition in the UK energy market.’ 

Henry de Zoete, Co-founder of ThisIsTheBigDeal.com, said: ‘We are delighted that Mark Hendrick has chosen to support our campaign for cheaper energy.  Energy bills have become completely unaffordable.  By joining together we can take on the Big Six and demand cheaper bills.  Sign up is free, there’s no obligation, and it takes less than sixty seconds.’ 

Preston residents can sign up online in less than a minute at www.thisisthebigdeal.com, or by calling 0333 222 5871 anytime on standard rates. There is no obligation to switch.

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