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Lib Dems back ‘Shop Local’ campaign

More than ever, shops and businesses in Elmbridge need support.

Liberal Democrats are calling on residents to help local businesses bounce back after lockdown. Elmbridge Lib Dems have launched a ‘shop local’ campaign encouraging people to protect businesses and save local jobs by buying from local shops and suppliers whenever possible. 

Local Lib Dem campaigner Gill Smith said: “The local businesses that so many of us rely on and value are at serious risk after months of lockdown, threatening jobs and the local economy.” 

“The British Chamber of Commerce has warned that almost one million small  businesses across the country could be at risk of collapsing due to the economic impact of having been closed. Once we lose these businesses, there’s no coming back. Local high streets were under huge pressure before lockdown and the next few months are going to be extremely challenging. If we want the variety and personal touch that comes with local shops, we need to do our bit to help.” 

“Now, more than ever, we need to get behind our local businesses, show our support and help save jobs and livelihoods. That’s why I’m urging people to think local when they go shopping.”