Bradford MP backs 20 per cent fall in car insurance premiums

Bradford East MP David Ward backed a decrease in car insurance premiums.

Bradford East MP David Ward backed a decrease in car insurance premiums.

First published in News Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Photograph of the Author by , T&A Reporter

BRADFORD East MP David Ward has backed figures showing car insurance premiums have decreased by 19.3 per cent over the last 12 months.

The figures, for April to June this year from the AA British Car Insurance Premium Index, shows the average quoted Shoparound premium for an annual comprehensive car insurance policy fell by 6.1 per cent to £504.29.

Over the last 12 months the average quoted premium has fallen by more than £120.

Drivers aged 17 to 22 still pay the largest premiums, an average £1,096.45 a year, but they also experienced the largest premium fall by 7.5 per cent.

Bradfordians, as on average, they would have seen their insurance premiums fall by 5.3 per cent in the last three months from £631 to £598.

Mr Ward (Lib Dem) said: “The biggest ever annual fall in insurance premiums as announcement by the AA is really excellent news and shows that the reforms already implemented by the Government are working in helping to significantly reduce car insurance premiums across the country."

Comments (7)

Please log in to enable comment sorting

2:30pm Fri 1 Aug 14

angry bradfordian says...

Excellent news.

As a resident of Bradford I find his work on car insurance considerably more relevant and important than whatever his views on Israel are.
Excellent news. As a resident of Bradford I find his work on car insurance considerably more relevant and important than whatever his views on Israel are. angry bradfordian
  • Score: 3

2:51pm Fri 1 Aug 14

Thee Voice of Reason says...

angry bradfordian wrote:
Excellent news. As a resident of Bradford I find his work on car insurance considerably more relevant and important than whatever his views on Israel are.
Or Kashmir in which he feels the need to raise in parliment.
[quote][p][bold]angry bradfordian[/bold] wrote: Excellent news. As a resident of Bradford I find his work on car insurance considerably more relevant and important than whatever his views on Israel are.[/p][/quote]Or Kashmir in which he feels the need to raise in parliment. Thee Voice of Reason
  • Score: -4

4:04pm Fri 1 Aug 14

Saltaire Bantam says...

It doesn't really matter how much the premiums are because most people in Bradford don't have car insurance anyway.
It doesn't really matter how much the premiums are because most people in Bradford don't have car insurance anyway. Saltaire Bantam
  • Score: 9

7:25pm Fri 1 Aug 14

PTN says...

I'll wait and see if my 80 year old fathers premium drops from his current £1115 on his £1000 car when its up for renewal in a couple of months time
I'll wait and see if my 80 year old fathers premium drops from his current £1115 on his £1000 car when its up for renewal in a couple of months time PTN
  • Score: 1

8:24pm Fri 1 Aug 14

Robin of Loxley says...

PTN wrote:
I'll wait and see if my 80 year old fathers premium drops from his current £1115 on his £1000 car when its up for renewal in a couple of months time
80 year-olds shouldn't be driving in the first place.

Highly dangerous for the rest of us.
[quote][p][bold]PTN[/bold] wrote: I'll wait and see if my 80 year old fathers premium drops from his current £1115 on his £1000 car when its up for renewal in a couple of months time[/p][/quote]80 year-olds shouldn't be driving in the first place. Highly dangerous for the rest of us. Robin of Loxley
  • Score: -3

10:05pm Fri 1 Aug 14

ollie59 says...

PTN wrote:
I'll wait and see if my 80 year old fathers premium drops from his current £1115 on his £1000 car when its up for renewal in a couple of months time
Where does he live?
[quote][p][bold]PTN[/bold] wrote: I'll wait and see if my 80 year old fathers premium drops from his current £1115 on his £1000 car when its up for renewal in a couple of months time[/p][/quote]Where does he live? ollie59
  • Score: 1

11:55am Sat 2 Aug 14

aletheia-emet says...

ollie59 wrote:
PTN wrote:
I'll wait and see if my 80 year old fathers premium drops from his current £1115 on his £1000 car when its up for renewal in a couple of months time
Where does he live?
An 80yr old with that high insurance either has a history of accidents or a bad driving history...

... comparison sites is the way forward...
[quote][p][bold]ollie59[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]PTN[/bold] wrote: I'll wait and see if my 80 year old fathers premium drops from his current £1115 on his £1000 car when its up for renewal in a couple of months time[/p][/quote]Where does he live?[/p][/quote]An 80yr old with that high insurance either has a history of accidents or a bad driving history... ... comparison sites is the way forward... aletheia-emet
  • Score: 3

Comments are closed on this article.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree