To support Redditch’s small and independent businesses following the impact of the coronavirus, Rachel Maclean, MP for Redditch, is encouraging residents to #ShopLocal this Christmas.

Today (11th December), Rachel led by example by doing her Christmas shopping in local shops including Vintage Trax, Heaphy’s Menswear, Little Gerties and Magical Story.

Whilst out supporting Redditch’s small and independent shops, Rachel took the opportunity to speak to business owners about the impact the pandemic has had on their businesses and to listen to their concerns.

Rachel said:

“We have so many fantastic small and independent shops here in Redditch and they need our support now more than ever – that’s why I’m encouraging everyone to #ShopLocal this Christmas.

“Redditch businesses have received millions of pounds in support during this pandemic, but we know they’ve been hit hard by the impact of coronavirus. Let’s support them as much as we can to help them bounce back.”