Rachel Maclean, MP for Redditch County, has once again called on M&S bosses to rethink their decision to close their Redditch store after a massive 89 per cent of residents in a Facebook poll backed Rachel’s calls for a food hall to be retained.

After M&S announced in January they are to close their store in the Kingfisher Centre, Rachel immediately arranged a meeting with M&S bosses and Kingfisher management in a bid to get the retailer to reverse their decision.

Rachel called on M&S bosses to at least retain a food hall offering in Redditch’s town centre shopping destination. However, these calls appear to have fallen on deaf ears after M&S confirmed last Tuesday (February 27) that their Redditch store will cease trading on Saturday, April 7.

But, Rachel is now calling on M&S bosses to listen to the people of Redditch after they backed Rachel’s calls for a food hall to be retained. Residents demonstrated their support for Rachel’s idea after 3,100 people voted in a poll on her Facebook page, with 89 per cent of those who voted backing calls for M&S to keep a food hall in the Kingfisher.

Rachel said: “M&S bosses really do need to sit up and listen to the people of Redditch.

“I’m still extremely disappointed by the decision to close the M&S store here in Redditch, and my Facebook poll clearly shows residents are disappointed too. It’s not too late for M&S to get back around the table and reconsider their options. They will certainly have the backing of myself and fellow residents if they at least consider retaining a food hall.”

Picture: Rachel was joined by representatives from the Kingfisher Centre earlier this month at a meeting she organised with M&S bosses to discuss the reasoning behind their decision to close their Redditch store.