Fuel fight call by local councillor

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A CALL for a united stance against spiralling fuel prices has been made by a local councillor.

Malcolm Lindley, who sits on Market Weighton Town Council, is asking for people to add their name to the growing petition to halt the increasing prices at the pumps.

The Fair Fuel UK campaign has already attracted more than 120,000 disgruntled motorists across Britain. The first batch of signatures were handed over the Downing Street last week.

Coun Lindley wants more people from our region to join the fight, including MP Greg Knight.

He said: “I think it is essential that people sign up for a very good objective, it impacts on us all.

“I also have asked by the campaign team emailed Greg Knight MP asking him to sign up and support the campaign.

“He is the MP for a rural constituency who fully understands the difficulty of rural travel, the scarcity and expense of public transport and the impact fuel prices have on the local economy.

“As a rural constituency MP it is his duty to support this kind of campaign. We, unlike him, do not receive subsidised transport expenses.”

Unleaded and diesel have now crept above £1.30 compared to an average of £1.13 this time last year. The recent hike has been blamed on the growing unrest in the Middle East - particularly Libya, who is a major oil exporter.

The Government is now coming under increased pressure to scrap a duty rise next month, which campaigners fear could add yet another 5p to the cost of a litre of fuel.

Coun Lindley added: “This is vital to East Yorkshire - fuel pricing, Middle East uncertainty etc will harm business in our area and drive up public transport fares.

To sign up for the Fair Fuel UK campaign, log onto www.fairfueluk.com