Local politicians in Buckinghamshire are taking on Tesco in a protest over its petrol prices.

Councillors in Aylesbury say they are “making a stand” against the supermarket, because its prices are 5p per litre higher than in neighbouring towns.

“The higher price we pay for fuel in Aylesbury is damaging to individuals and businesses,” said deputy council leader Michael Edmonds. The campaign has been backed by The Fair Fuel UK Campaign, which this week lobbied politicians in Westminister about petrol prices.

“We would be happy to meet local councillors and discuss the value we bring to petrol customers in Aylesbury,” said a Tesco spokeswoman.