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OVO hosts General Election debate with Bristol West candidates

We hosted our third hustings debate in as many years this week. After the success of our 2015 General Election and 2016 Bristol Mayoral Election hustings, we invited the main candidates in the running to be the next Bristol West MP ahead of June’s General Election to OVO HQ. 

At OVO we like to cut through complex issues and processes and make things simple for our staff and customers. As part of being a great employer in Bristol we also like to engage in topical debates that are going to impact the future of our business and our local community.

OVO Hustings 2017 election
Left to right: Mike Norton, Thangam Debbonaire, Molly Scott Cato, Annabel Tall, Stephen Williams 

That’s why we invited our staff, their friends and family, our local customers and Bristol Post readers to our Rivergate office to hear from those in the running to be our next local MP. We heard from sitting Labour MP Thangam Debbonaire, former MP and Lib Dem hopeful Stephen Williams, Green MEP for the South West Molly Scott Cato and Conservative candidate Annabel Tall.  

The debate was chaired brilliantly by Bristol Post Editor Mike Norton who ensured they were challenged on their party policy and personal politics. Before the event, we asked the 200+ attendees to vote on the top three areas most important to them, which then formed the discussion topics for the evening. Healthcare came out on top, then energy and the environment followed by housing.  

OVO Hustings 2017 election voting Bristol

Labour’s Thangam Debbonaire affirmed her support for party leader Jeremy Corbyn, having previous publicly said she had “no confidence” him. Stephen Williams said the Liberal Democrats weren’t dead despite 2015’s poor performance. Molly Scott Cato thought the Greens could win, despite trying hard and failing in 2015. And Annabel Tall said only the Conservatives, the bookies outsiders in the race, was capable of leading the country through the tough Brexit negotiations in the coming years.  Topics covered included funding for the NHS, energy price caps, Trident and housebuilding and teacher numbers in Bristol.  

We live streamed the debate on Facebook so you can watch it back in full below if you missed it!

All eyes on June 8th! 

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2Weekly cost - Representative weekly costs based on a non-economy-7, dual-fuel, medium user (3100 kWhs elec. and 12500 kWhs gas).  All rates correct as of 06/06/2017, but may go up or down.

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Britain's top rated energy provider: Britain's top rated energy provider in the Which? 2015 satisfaction survey. Survey conducted in October 2015. Awarded in January 2016.

uSwitch's Energy Supplier of the Year: OVO energy was voted and awarded  'Energy Supplier of the year' and best for: Overall Customer Satisfaction, Most Likely to be Recommended, Value for Money, Best Deal for You, Customer Service, Billing Services, Energy Efficiency, Meter Services, Online Services, Green Services and Transfer Process. OVO Energy scored a 96% customer satisfaction score.

Which?: Achieved the highest score of 78% in the Which? Satisfaction Survey conducted in September and October 2016.

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