Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Petrol and Fuel campaign gathers momentum

PetrolPromise.Com have made me their first ever "MP of the Week" for our campaigns on all matters fuel. Check out full details on
But for now here is an extract of their site:

MP of the Week: GUY OPPERMAN

June 3rd, 2012
Welcome to "MP of the Week", a brand-new regular feature, on! The truth is, some MPs are working hard for cheaper petrol and diesel, but others are doing sweet nothing.
So our top investigators have been researching inside Parliament, to see Who's Who, and What's What.
Is your local MP doing anything to help? Who can YOU trust? is here to sort the wheat from the chaff.

Our first MP of the week EVER is a backbencher from the North of England: Guy Opperman MP. Despite only being elected two years ago, in 2010, he has consistently had the courage to stand up to the Government, and the big oil companies, about rip-off fuel prices.

Only a few weeks ago in Parliament, he said:
"I represent the least densely populated constituency in England. In Northumberland, fuel is a key issue, as I am sure it is everywhere else. I suggest that there should be an Office of Fair Trading examination, much like those we have carried out so successfully in remote communities into other forms of heating and other oil."
Well done Guy! Let's hope that other MPs start following his example. You can follow him on Twitter at @GuyOppermanMP
By Paul Abbott, campaigner

The campaign website is supported by The Sun and my Harlow colleague Robert Halfon, MP.