High streets across the Vale have had a difficult year. With the threat of parking charges from the Vale Council, local retailers have soldiered on, keeping local high streets alive.
Matt Smith has called for more to be done to protect local retailers.
Matt said: “I want to pay tribute to the small businesses across the Vale that form the backbones of our towns.
“I want our high streets to not just survive, but to thrive.
“That’s why I’m campaigning for business rates on small businesses to be scrapped and business rate-free zones.”