12 FEB 2009

Supporting our local economy

Today I've launched a campaign to support our local economy, as reported in the East Kent Mercury. Times are tough for everyone. This is no time for politicians to score points off each other. It’s a time for us all to come together. We all need to support local business and jobs.

That includes our local shops in Dover & Deal. Our high streets and village shops are fantastic. We should think of backing our community and buying local more.

So I've teamed up with local business leaders to carry out a survey of what would encourage people to use our high streets more and how we can best support local businesses. People often tell me we don’t always get our fair share of breaks locally. How can we make more of our luck in living in one of the nicest, most scenic and wonderful places in Britain?

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Charlie Elphicke

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