Kirstene's Re-Election as Chair of the APPG for Fair Fuels

Angus MP Kirstene Hair has been re-elected as chairwoman of Westminster’s all-party parliamentary group (APPG) on Fair Fuel.

Scottish Conservative Ms Hair has actively campaigned for parity at the pumps, particularly in rural areas, and was part of a group of MPs which secured a ninth annual freeze on fuel duty.

The freeze has saved motorists an average of £850 and van drivers £2,000 since 2010.

She said:

“It is vital that duty doesn’t add to the burden of hard-working people who simply must drive for work and family.

“There are already major gulfs which exist in the amount consumers pay, based on where they live.

“Many people in rural areas have poor access to public transport so getting behind the wheel is a necessity.

“I will continue to campaign for fuel fairness across the UK and I am very grateful to continue as chair of the APPG.”

In August, Ms Hair called for motorists to be shielded from the spiralling cost of petrol by an independent fuel price regulator.

The watchdog would oversee price variations and lead to a fairer deal for customers, Business Secretary Greg Clark was told