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Fuel duty campaign needs more support says RHA

The Road Haulage Association is pleased that to date, 28 MPs have pledged their support to scrap the proposed 3p per litre rise in fuel duty, due on 1st August.

It’s great news that these MPs have come out in support of scrapping the August 3ppl increase”, said RHA Chief Executive Geoff Dunning.

“Since October 2010, every penny increase has added £398 a year to a haulier’s operating costs – that has meant an increase of £5218 per truck per year relating to fuel.

“Of course we welcome the current decrease in the price of diesel but we cannot be complacent. We must see the August rise abandoned and we are calling on our members to contact their MP as a matter of extreme urgency in order to swell the numbers of those at Westminster who are prepared to support the cause”.

Those in favour of scrapping the increase …:

Name/Surname/Constituency Party
Gregory Campbell MP Londonderry East DUP
Nigel Dodds OBE MP Belfast North DUP
Jeffrey Donaldson MP Lagan Valley DUP
Mark Durkan MP Foyle SDLP
Jonathan Edwards MP Carmarthen East & Dinefwr Plaid Cymru
George Galloway MP Bradford West Respect
Roger Godsiff MP Birmingham, Hall Green Labour
Mike Hancock CBE MP Portsmouth South Liberal Democrat
Dai Havard MP Merthyr Tydfil & Rhymney Labour
Gordon Henderson MP Sittingbourne & Sheppey Conservative
Sylvia Hermon MP North Down Independent
Stewart Hosie MP Dundee East SNP
Elfyn Llwyd MP Dwyfor Meirionnydd Plaid Cymru
Naomi Long MP Belfast East Alliance Party
Angus MacNeil MP Western Isles SNP
William McCrea MP South Antrim DUP
Alasdair McDonnell MP Belfast South SDLP
John McDonnell MP Hayes & Harlington Labour
Ian Paisley Jnr MP North Antrim DUP
Andrew Percy MP Brigg & Goole Conservative
Margaret Ritchie MP South Down SDLP
Angus Robertson MP Moray SNP
Jim Shannon MP Strangford DUP
David Simpson MP Upper Bann DUP
Michael Weir MP Angus SNP
Eilidh Whiteford MP Banff & Buchan SNP
Sammy Wilson MP East Antrim DUP
Peter Wishart MP Perth & North Perthshire SNP

Road Haulage Association – phone us first


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Tel: +44 (0) 1932 838917
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