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Mandelson attacks energy plan

Lord Mandelson has warned that Ed Miliband's plan to freeze energy bills risks taking Labour "backwards."

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Energy industry 'in stranglehold of Big Six for too long'

Electricity pylons seen in the foreground of Drax Power Station in North Yorkshire. Credit: PA

Ramsay Dunning, general manager at Co-operative Energy said: "It's no surprise to see the Big Six objecting to Ed Miliband's pledge to freeze energy prices from 2015 until 2017. The British energy industry has been in the grip of a stranglehold by these companies for far too long.

"We believe it doesn't have to be this way and something has got to change to help energy customers all over the UK who are not only confused and deprived of any real choice but worryingly for many, unable to pay their energy bills."

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