West Cornwall MP Derek Thomas has joined more than 50 other Tory MPs in urging Chancellor Philip Hammond to cut fuel duty in the Autumn Statement.
Mr Thomas has signed a letter sent by Dover MP Charlie Elphicke, chair of the FairFuel APPG, which not only calls for the fuel duty cut but also asks the Chancellor to set up a powerful PumpWatch watchdog to stop motorists getting ripped off at the forecourt by big oil companies.
Mr Thomas said: “I’m backing this letter as cutting fuel duty would be a huge boost to drivers in West Cornwall – and of massive benefit to local businesses.
“When prices rise at the pump, it’s hard-working families and businesses that are hit hardest.
“Too often drivers in are taken for a ride by big oil companies. They feel fuel prices fall like a feather but rise like a rocket.
“That’s why I’m also urging the Chancellor to set up a new PumpWatch body to police predatory pricing at the pump which would help prevent motorists getting ripped off.”
Mr Hammond is due to deliver the Autumn Statement on 23 November.