Alan Campbell MP has pledged support for convenience stores in Tynemouth at the Association of Convenience Stores’ Heart of the Community reception in Parliament to celebrate the essential role that local shops play in our communities.
ACS’ Heart of the Community is an annual event which brings together retailers from across the convenience sector to speak to MPs about their business and the challenges that they face on a day to day basis. This year’s reception celebrated positive stories from across the sector and focused on how national policy debates could impact the running of local convenience store businesses.
Alan said “Convenience stores in my constituency play a key role in the local communities that they serve, from providing jobs and flexible working to community activity and tackling the issue of loneliness. I am pleased to be able to support local shops and the people who run them and look forward to working with this important sector.”