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A press release from Labour: Caroline Flint MP, Labour's Shadow Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, commenting on the announcement that Scottish Power faces an energy sales ban if it fails to improve its customer service, s... Continue to article
Caroline Flint said Ed Miliband was focused on what needed to be done to win the election, and voices calling for him to step down are “a few… against the many”. “These things happen, they are a few voices against the many in our party w... Continue to article
Caroline Flint admitted there were nerves about Ed Miliband’s leadership, but called on all ranks of the Labour party to pull together ahead of the general election. “Some of my colleagues are having jitters and part of that is that we’v... Continue to article
Chancellor George Osborne is expected to make an announcement on Libor; and hosts a reception at 11 Downing Street for military charities Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg hosts the Centre for Cities Northern Futures summit in Leeds (10:0... Continue to article
Caroline Flint responded to the latest Winter Outlook Report from the National Grid. "I don't think there will be blackouts this winter, I think the measures announced today are sensible. But we shouldn't be complacent about energy secur... Continue to article
Alex Salmond has said he has “not made up his mind” whether or not to stand for a Westminster seat at the next general election. The outgoing Scottish first minister was asked on Question Time if he would consider becoming an MP again. ... Continue to article
Caroline Flint said the chair of the Government’s inquiry into child sex abuse, Fiona Woolf, shouldn’t remain in post if victims had lost trust in her, and named another potential candidate. “I will give you a name – Jim Gamble, wh... Continue to article
Caroline Flint said many consumers were being “worn down” by the complaints system in the energy industry and so were not bringing criticism to the energy ombudsman. “What Ofgem, the regulator, and the energy ombudsman are saying is that... Continue to article
Caroline Flint said there needed to be a discussion about setting up a "non-for profit" price comparison website. "All we’ve heard from this government in the last four years, and every speech Ed Davey makes he makes this point, is to te... Continue to article
A press release from Labour: Caroline Flint MP, Labour's Shadow Energy and Climate Change Secretary, commenting on Owen Paterson's speech on climate change, said: "Owen Paterson's latest outburst points to the growing climate change de... Continue to article
It’s great to be at Labour Party Conference in Manchester. A fantastic city. A city with a great Labour council leading the way. It’s here four years ago here that I won the leadership of this great party. We meet at Conference in seriou... Continue to article
Caroline Flint said it wasn't clear exactly how much Labour's mansion tax would raise. "We’re looking at well over £1bn. I think it’s about £1.5-£2bn, it’s not quite clear at the moment. We have said we’re going to have a mansion ta... Continue to article
Caroline Flint said Ed Miliband would be outlining major plans for reform in his conference speech today. “They’re big proposals because we need big changes in our country to make sure that we can support people through difficult times s... Continue to article
The Sun (£) have reported today that Caroline Flint, Shadow Energy Secretary, is set to reveal new plans to improve ageing homes by insulating roofs, walls and windows. Continue to article
Caroline Flint has hailed the the launch of the first UK-wide collective energy switching campaign as "simple but potentially trail-blazing." The initiative - run by Which? and 38 Degrees - will attempt to bring people together to negotiate cheaper energy bills with the big energy companies. The Shadow Energy and Climate Change Secretary said it would "set an exciting precedent which organisations such as local authorities and housing associations could take up to negotiate better energy deals on behalf of their residents."
Shadow cabinet minister Caroline Flint has said the Labour party "had to act" after Phil Woolas' court verdict which banned the former minister from politics for three years. She told Question Time that Mr Woolas was a friend but maintained the party's decision to suspend him was correct.
Government cuts to the solar power feed-in tariff have been described as a "fatal blow" to the industry by two Parliamentary committees. A joint report from the Environmental Audit Committee and the Energy and Climate Change Committee agrees with the need to reduce the subsidy, but argues ministers have done so "clumsily", risking thousands of jobs in the process. Shadow Energy Secretary Caroline Flint has described the report as a "damning indictment" of the Government, whose "chaotic mismanagement" had put the solar industry in jeopardy.
Former housing minister Caroline Flint has blamed Gordon Brown for the lack of women in the race for the Labour leadership. She said that because of the lack of women in Brown's cabinet, there were few senior female politicians seen as "credible" candidates.
Labour launched a sprited attack of the Government's plans to cut local government funding by 27% over the next four years. Caroline Flint accused Communities Secretary Eric Pickles of being "more interested in trashing local councils" than considering how cuts might impact the poorest.
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