Over the last few weeks I, along with many other politicians, have been out and about knocking doors speaking to local residents and seeking their votes.
During the election campaign I hope everyone’s views will be heard, including those of local businesses. Whilst businesses don’t have the same voting power as local residents it’s important that their needs are heard since without a vibrant economy local communities suffer.
Already I have heard some clear messages such as the need for a co-ordinated approach from government with decisions made quicker. Businesses also want better transport solutions for our Town Centres plus a greater focus on tackling division and building Shared Spaces to enable sustainable growth. I will continue to listen and work hard to implement some of the suggestions if elected on 5 May.