Local shops need our backing, says MP

Toby Perkins MP represented Chesterfield retailers at the Association of Convenience Stores’ Heart of the Community Parliamentary Reception, which celebrates the important role that local shops play in our communities.

Toby with ACS Chief Executive, James Lowman

Toby with ACS Chief Executive, James Lowman

ACS Heart of the Community is an annual event which brings together retailers from across the country with MPs to voice their concerns about the future of the sector.

Toby Perkins said: “There are 110 convenience stores in the Chesterfield constituency providing almost 900 jobs for local people. These shops provide essential goods and services in our community and are vital to the economy.”

The ACS Local Shop Report 2015 revealed that there are 51,524 convenience stores in the UK with the sector now worth £37.7billion and providing jobs for over 407,000 people. Local shop owners work extremely long hours with 25% of shop owners working more than 70 hours per week on average, and 20% taking o holiday at all throughout the year.

Toby added, “During these tough economic times it is more important than ever that MPs engage with local retailers, and work hard to ensure new regulations and Government cuts do not undermine consumer confidence and impact on small business.”

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I am Toby Perkins, Labour's Member of Parliament for Chesterfield. If you would like to get in touch with me, my office is open and can be reached by phone on 01246 386 286. I also hold regular surgeries so that constituents can meet me and I can take up their concerns. If you would like to make an appointment then please do contact my office. Thank you for visiting.

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