FairFuelUK says reports in the national Press that 100 Tory MPs want a Petrol/Diesel Ban to start in 2030 are “bogus”.
The Press reports suggested that some Tory MPs wanted the ban on the sales of petrol and diesel vehicles to be brought forward five years, from 2035 to 2030, but that has been contested.
FairFuelUK asked dozens of MPs if they were part of this group or if they had heard that any of their fellow MPs were involved in this rumoured report.
Karl McCartney, MP for Lincoln said: “No fellow Backbenchers are convinced reference this 100 number. Various colleagues privately contacted me, including those involved directly with the issue, to confirm that they do not believe the 100 number either. So, these claims are bogus and unsubstantiated.”
Craig Mackinlay, MP for South Thanet, said: “You can be absolutely, doubly sure, that this MP is not and will not be among them.”
Howard Cox, Founder of FairFuelUK said: “On behalf of UK’s continually demonised drivers, we call on the 100 Tory MPs to break cover and declare this betrayal to their constituents. The 16 Tory backbenchers who responded to us, since last week’s reports, denied knowledge of any of the alleged 100 MPs, wanting to deceive drivers. All were shocked by the press story. One prominent MP told me, ‘it would be political suicide for my already beleaguered Government to push for a 2030 ban. I do not and will not support this rumoured move.’ ”