13 MPs have demanded the new Chancellor Rishi Sunak to abandon proposals to scrap the fuel duty freeze

A letter last night was seen by the Express saying 13 MPs have demanded the new Chancellor Rishi Sunak abandons proposals to scrap the fuel duty freeze which will pile on financial pressure for many.

The letter says: “Many towns and cities throughout the nation – particularly in rural areas – severely lack the necessary community transport infrastructure to accommodate that change to the market.

“Hardworking individuals in these areas rely on their vehicles to get within their daily lifestyles and provide for their families.

“Any decision to scrap the fuel duty freeze must be viewed for what it is: a tax rise which would hit our blue-collar communities toughest.”

Signatories include a number of those shock victories from the December election because the Tories swept a number of the former Labour heartland reddish wall seats.

The escalator had meant the fuel rose at 3 percent above inflation putting an extra cost on household budgets.

The problem has returned partly due to climate change activists putting pressure on governments to decrease car journeys.

On the other hand, the letter points out that the UK already has the highest gas taxation in the world.

The Blue Collar group was put up by Ms McVey and Mansfield MP Ben Bradley aimed at winning seats in Labour heartlands.

Following the election the team bolstered by fresh MPs establish a caucus to “keep the boss on track” and place pressure on Mr Johnson to provide for the north and Midlands.

Sources have indicated that Downing Street removed Ms. McVey as a minister in the reshuffle because he didn’t enjoy a party within a party.

The letter is the 2nd concerted effort by the blue-collar band to affect government policy later it directed attempts to prevent HS2.

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