Rachel is encouraging residents to #SupportLocal this Christmas as the economy continues to recover from the impact of the pandemic.

Throughout December, with Christmas shopping and the yearly festivities in full swing, Rachel will be highlighting and supporting local businesses.

Rachel has always been an advocate for shopping local and supporting small and independent businesses, even more so following the impact of the pandemic.

Many small and independent businesses feature on the #SupportLocal section on Rachel’s website.

Rachel said:

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

“Where you can, please buy your Christmas presents in local shops and if you’re planning to eat out with your friends and family this Christmas period, then please support Redditch’s pubs, cafes and restaurants.

“Our economy is definitely bouncing back, but let’s continue to #SupportLocal.”

Once again the town’s MP is asking residents to put forward their favourite small and independent business to be featured in Rachel’s #SupportLocal campaign. To put forward a business please send an email to: rachel.maclean.mp@parliament.uk.