Liz Campaigning For Fairer Forecourt Prices In Southport

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Liz Savage campaigning for fairer forecourt prices in Southport

Southport Labour’s General Election candidate Liz Savage has written an open letter to the CEO’s of the town’s  major supermarkets to seek a better deal for local motorists. Liz remarked “Anyone who drives a car in Southport knows the petrol prices here are always a few pence dearer than in nearby towns. If we don’t get a satisfactory response from the supermarkets I hope residents can join me in a wider campaign for fairer fuel prices in Southport”.

An Open Letter to CEO’s of Tesco and Morrisons:

In recent weeks local residents of Southport have welcomed the drop in oil prices being reflected in the pumps at your stores.  However, one issue which doesn’t appear to be addressed is why petrol prices are usually on average 3p per litre higher in Southport than surrounding towns such as Bootle, Preston, and Leyland.

ots liz savageResidents note that we are perhaps slightly further away from motorways than any of these places but a fuel tanker carries 13000 litres or 19000 litres which at 3p a litre more equates to a profit of £390 on a small tanker or £570 being made on a larger tanker which is surely not the cost to yourselves for travelling a few extra miles.  Please can you justify to the residents of Southport why you feel the need to charge an extra £1.20 on a tank capacity of 40 litres, per fill up?  For residents who need to fill their cars once a week, over the course of a year, this amounts to an extra £62.40 for filling up in their home town.

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