Toby Perkins, MP for Chesterfield, has written again to supermarket bosses calling for prices at petrol pumps in Chesterfield to be the same as in other neighbouring areas after constituents noticed again that that they are paying significantly more than their neighbours.
Toby said, “Fuel prices have come down but they are still very high and can have a massive impact on family budgets. After my previous letters to supermarket bosses, there did seem to be a reduction in the disparity between Chesterfield and some areas like Killamarsh and Sheffield, but the gap has crept back up and my constituents have noticed.
As I previously said to supermarket bosses, my constituents wouldn’t expect to pay more for a tin of beans from Tesco than shoppers in Sheffield, and I think they quite rightly feel fuel prices should be the same too.”
Toby has written to the Chief Executives at Morrisons, Asda, Tesco and Sainsbury’s to demand that that pricing at their pumps is fairer for the people of Chesterfield.