Our Labour Candidates Liz Clements and Fred Grindrod are committed to supporting the development of a new municipal energy company as your local Labour councillors.

Liz Clements said: “our Labour council has ambitious plans to set up its own energy company to provide cheap green energy both for the council and householders. Most of us currently buy our gas and electricity from the “Big Six” and we end up saddled with expensive tariffs. If you have a pre-pay meter, you are likely to be paying the highest rates of all for your energy so households on the lowest incomes are paying the most.”

Fred Grindrod said: “The Birmingham energy company will bulk buy green energy and charge cheaper tariffs, making it easier for families to manage their budgets. It will change the energy market by challenging the power of the Big Six. Only Labour has the ambition to deliver it!”

Birmingham Labour has set out in our Manifesto how we will establish a wholly owned fully licensed energy company to deliver fairer, more affordable and greener energy supply to the residents and businesses of Birmingham. The company will be owned by the Council and will act in the interests of the communities it serves. This will enable us to:

  • Tackle fuel poverty
  • Put a greater emphasis on renewable energy
  • Use surpluses generated to support energy related projects with social outcomes for Birmingham.
  • Develop strategic partnerships with other local authorities, large housing associations and community groups to support their ambitions whilst growing the company’s customer numbers.
  1. You can find out more about this and the vision Labour has for our city by reading our manifesto here:


Image credit:Worcester and Birmingham Canal – Pershore Road, Stirchley – Electricity pylonby Elliott Brown, Licensed under CC-BY 2.0, Original source via Flickr