In a correction to the previous story, Mr Christopher Heaton-Harris, Conservative MEP for the E Midlands, does support the red diesel campaign after all

 

Despite telling us on Monday that he was against our red diesel campaign, Mr Christopher Heaton-Harris, Conservative MEP for the E Midlands, has contacted us to tell us that his assistant sent the email in error, and he is in fact in full support.

Mr Heaton-Harris told MBM:

“You will be pleased to hear that I actually am actively supporting your campaign to have the derogation continued. On 18 October 2006, I formally requested that the Commission continue the derogation. I’ve also been out campaigning down at Foxton Locks and Braunston (both in the East Midlands), so hopefully the people I represent know my position.

“So, I am sorry to have sent you an incorrect reply. I would imagine you will be slightly happier with this one!”

A rather bizarre series of events, all told, but we’re glad to have Mr Heaton-Harris on board, and thank him for the work he has already put into the campaign.

If Mr Heaton-Harris is your MEP, you can contact him at christopher.heaton-harris@europarl.europa.eu