One of the most common things that we’ve heard on the doorstep from Crouch End residents in the last few months is that it’s great to see Labour out so often in the area. Crouch End residents must have been over the moon to see the leader of the Labour Party Ed Miliband come to the Broadway last weekend.
Ed Miliband was there to talk to Crouch End residents about the cost of living crisis. He visited local businesses including Dunn’s Bakery to talk to them about how Labour’s plans for cutting business rates and freezing energy prices would benefit them.
Despite the pouring rain Ed Miliband talked to a big crowd outside of the Town Hall in Crouch End about why he’s standing up to the energy companies. While wholesale prices paid by energy companies have gone up by 1.7% in the last year, the companies have put prices of household energy bills up around 10%. This at a time when wages have been going up much slower than prices across the whole economy.
Ed Miliband won’t be in Crouch End every weekend but local Labour candidates Jason, Lourdes and Natan will. Crouch End Labour will working hard to get the message across – as people across the country face hard times Labour has to do all it can to help ease the strain. That’s why Haringey Labour has frozen council tax for another year. But more can be done and will have to be if Labour are to help people through tough times. In the coming weeks and months Haringey Labour will be laying out spending plans and the manifesto for the local elections in May 2014 to show that Labour are standing up for people in tough times.