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MP urges residents to join The Big Switch to cut energy bills

March 2, 2012 12:15 PM

A national campaign which gives Cambridge residents the chance to get cheaper energy bills is supported by MP Julian Huppert.

He is backing The Big Switch initiative which aims to use the combined switching power of thousands of consumers to negotiate a better deal from electricity and gas companies.

And he has signed a Commons' Early Day Motion calling on Parliament to support the initiative led by consumer magazine, Which? and action group, 38 Degrees.

Consumers are encouraged to register their interest in The Big Switch and negotiatiors will work on their behalf to secure a low price energy deal.

When the deal has been struck, consumers will be notified by email giving them an option on whether or not to accept.

Julian said: "This campaign gives consumers the chance to take back some control over energy prices by making companies compete for their business which is as it should be.

"For too long, we have been at the mercy of suppliers because most people have never switched their energy company or are confused by the different tariffs that are available.

"By signing up to The Big Switch, people can allow expert negotiators to work on their behalf and then decide whether the new deal suits them. This could bring big savings at a time when energy prices are crippling many family budgets.

"I would urge everyone to take a close look at this campaign and sign up to see what it could do to help the household finances."

To find out more about The Big Switch and sign up go to: