Steve Lloyd of Paradise Court, Leominster, says MPs should think of county’s drivers (From Hereford Times)
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Steve Lloyd of Paradise Court, Leominster, says MPs should think of county’s drivers
3:00pm Sunday 1st July 2012 in Letters
IT is with great sadness that I see that currently neither of Herefordshire’s MPs, Bill Wiggin and Jessie Norman, are supporting a petition by FairFuelUK to persuade the chancellor to scrap the three pence per litre tax increase due in August.
I have emailed Mr Wiggin’s office several times to see if he will support his Leominster constituents without success.
If it hasn’t escaped their notice, Herefordshire is a very rural county where the majority of people have no option but to tax, insure and buy fuel for their cars due to the lack of public transport that is available when needed.
I have lived in Herefordshire since 1964 and worked in our county and Worcester since 1976. I have always had to use my own transport be it cycle, moped or car to get to work as buses never ran at a convienient time and Hereford railway station is miles from the factories let alone the colleges.
It doesn’t take Sherlock Homes to work out that fuel costs are paramount. I recall a few weeks ago when the owner of a wellknown transport firm in Ledbury declared he is now a fuel millionaire as that was now the cost to him to run 50 lorries.
So on behalf of all motorists, I would formally ask that our MPs listen to the constituents and be seen to be standing up for them.
Better still, perhaps we the public could go to FairFuelUK’s website and take a moment to file our vote by lobbying our MPs.
STEVE LLOYD, Paradise Court, Leominster