Ashfield MP Gloria De Piero to vote against fuel duty increase

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Ashfield MP Gloria De Piero is to vote for a delay in fuel duty increase at least until April in the House of Commons and give some much needed relief to millions of motorists.

The crippling 3p per litre rise is due to come in at the start of the year, but Labour has put forward a Commons motion calling for a three-month freeze in the levy and the Ashfield MP will vote alongside colleagues to postpone the increase tonight (12th November).

Gloria said: “I have received almost a hundred e-mails, letters and phone-calls from extremely concerned constituents who are worried about the impact that this rise is going to have on their household finances.

“Petrol is a significant part of day-to-day spending for most people in Ashfield I just wanted to let everyone that I will be doing the right thing and voting to delay the fuel duty increase.

“While the economy is still fragile and the cost of living is continuing to rise much faster than wages the very least the Government could do is axe January’s fuel duty increase until April and help out lots of hard-working families across the constituency”