Support our Shops

Why they’re important and their role in the community

Across Rossendale, Darwen and the villages of the West Pennines, we have many wonderful and unique independent retailers. As your Member of Parliament I want to do everything I can to support them. Our village shops, market stalls, local butchers, greengrocers, and hairdressers are a vital part of our local communities. We need to support them to make sure they are here for generations to come.

That's why I run my "Best Shop" Competition to celebrate and recognise the contribution that our local shops make to our community.

Voting is now open for this year’s competition so please vote for your favourite independent shop using the nomination form.