Calls for motorists to back fuel petition

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MOTORISTS from our region are being urged to sign an e-petition to help in the fight against rising fuel costs.

FairFuel UK campaign has amassed nearly 97,000 electronic signatures from across Britain, and require 100,000 for it to be fully debated in the House of Commons.

Market Weighton councillor, Malcolm Lindley, is calling on local people to help reach the target.

He said: “It is vital to rural business located in the East Riding to see a reduction in the cost of diesel and petrol to sustain their competitiveness and to prevent firms having to close and the subsequent job losses that follow.

“The FairFuel UK campaign group is very close to achieving the 100,000 petition signatories which can lead to the question of fuel prices being fully debated in Parliament.

“It is not just business that can benefit, with the high cost of bus fares, people commuting to work, shopping, taking the children to school etc, we need a reduction in fuel costs to offset the increasing cost of living as the government’s austerity measures become even harsher.

“It takes but a few minutes to sign on line at the link given, please support this important campaign that can, if successful, improve life in East Yorkshire for all.”

Prices at the pumps are slowly being driven up to an average of £1.40 a- litre.

People can sign the petition by logging on to