Polegate MP Declares Victory In Fuel Duty Freeze

Friday 25th November 2016

eastbourne buzz news - Maria Caulfield Harveys

Maria Caulfield, MP for Polegate, has welcomed Chancellor Philip Hammond’s decision to freeze fuel duty in the Autumn Statement.

It comes after more than 50 MPs, including Maria, signed a letter to Mr Hammond urging him to help hard-pressed families and small businesses in places like Lewes.

The letter was sent by Dover MP Charlie Elphicke, chair of the FairFuelUK parliamentary group, earlier this month.

Reports in national newspapers suggest the campaign stopped a planned 2p rise in fuel duty.

Maria said: “Freezing fuel duty is a huge boost to drivers across my constituency of Lewes – as well as being of massive benefit to local businesses in our community.

“I am delighted that the Chancellor listened to our concerns. He is absolutely right to put more money in the pockets of people in Lewes.”

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