The Fair Fuel Campaign

Steve Brine joined a packed debate in the House of Commons to discuss the price of fuel on Tuesday 15th November.

The Winchester & Chandler's Ford MP was representing vast numbers of constituents who had got in touch with him over the proposed 3p rise in fuel duty due in January.

Steve Brine was a signatory to the motion, which was called by Conservative MP Robert Halfon, calling for action on fuel prices in response to an e-petition signed by 110,000 people. It was approved by MPs without a vote.

Following the debate, Steve said; "I welcomed the duty cut in this year's budget but the Government must go further and I think there is real momentum gathering for cancelling the January rise.

"This debate has helped in that regard by shining a very bright light on the fact that high rates of fuel duty may have led to lower tax revenues in recent years for the Exchequer. The false economy of high duty is key to this current debate."