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Judith attacks 'car-insurance rip-off'

Updated: Dec 6, 2023

Judith has called for action to stop law-abiding drivers from being ripped off (Image: Stock)

Speaking in Parliament, Judith Cummins MP attacked the “car insurance rip-off” affecting people in Bradford.


Last year, Bradford faced the highest increase in car insurance prices across the whole of Yorkshire, with the average insurance premium standing at a staggering £879.


This falls against a backdrop of soaring car insurance. An investigation by The Independent found that nationally, premiums rose by 48 per cent in the year to June 2023.


Calling for a debate on the issue in Parliament, Judith said it was those law abiding drivers who were paying the price:


“The car insurance rip-off means that law-abiding citizens in Bradford are left paying for the reckless criminality of others.”


Responding, the Leader of the House of Commons, Penny Mordaunt MP acknowledged the “huge amount of interest” on this issue and that legislation should “ensure that competition is working well, and that we really ensure the consumer is king”.


Speaking afterwards, Judith said:


“My constituents spend a lot of their hard earned money on cars. But rising insurance premiums risk pricing my constituents out of car ownership all together. The insurance companies use a formula based on your postcode, rather than solely your record as a driver - that can’t be right, “



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