A local MP has called on the Government to introduce less polluting fuel in the UK.

Kilmarnock and Loudoun MP Alan Brown supports the introduction of fuel E10 – a 10 per cent bioethanol blended fuel.

The bioethanol industry supports 6,000 in the UK and using E10 instead of the current E5 blend would be the equivalent of taking 700,000 cars off the road.

Signing the pledge to support the 10percentgood campaign to introduce E10 at the Annual General Meeting of the All Party Parliamentary Group for British Bioethanol in Parliament, Mr Brown said: “I’m backing the campaign for E10 fuel as it would make the air cleaner for thousands of my constituents in Kilmarnock and Loudoun.

“Using this greener fuel would be like taking 700,000 cars off the road, which if placed end to end would stretch the distance from Kilmarnock and Loudoun to Moscow which is bonkers.

“The Transport Department needs to stop kicking the can down the road, and make E10 available at the pumps without any further delays in order to support both the British economy and protect the global environment.”