Election Centre

PPCs Visit Londis Retailer in East Ham

Written by Chris Noice

Independent Londis retailer Kamlesh Patel has hosted store visits from his Prospective Parliamentary Candidates (PPCs) ahead of the General Election. PPC Stephen Timms attended from the Labour Party, as well as PPC Kirsty Finlayson from the Conservative Party. Kamlesh used the visit to discuss issues including the impact of retail crime, business rates, the National […]

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Stockton South Candidates Visit Nisa Forecourt

Written by Chris Noice

Independent retailer John Stevenson has hosted store visits from his Prospective Parliamentary Candidates (PPCs) in advance of the General Election. PPC Dr Paul Johnson attended from the Labour Party as well as Liberal Democrat candidate Drew Durning. John used the visit to discuss the impact of the business rates revaluation, retail crime and employment costs […]

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Main Parties Challenged on Business Rates and Employment Costs in Hustings Debate

Written by Chris Noice

Senior representatives from three major political parties have reaffirmed their commitment to reforming the rates system to support small businesses. The hustings debate, organised by ACS and the Federation of Small Businesses, featured Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell (Labour), Chief Secretary to the Treasury David Gauke (Conservative) and Baroness Kramer (Liberal Democrats) being questioned on their […]

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Clwyd South PPC Visits Rural Shop

Written by Chris Noice

Independent Spar retailer Sarah Davies has hosted a visit from Prospective Parliamentary Candidate (PPC) Simon Baynes ahead of next week’s General Election. Sarah Davies has operated The Cross Stores in Glyn Ceiriog for over 11 years. Her rural shop is the only convenience store in the local community and provides local grocery delivery services and an […]

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Prospective Parliamentary Candidates Visit Darlington Convenience Store

Written by Chris Noice

One Stop retailers Rob and Lindsey Kilday have hosted store visits from their Prospective Parliamentary Candidates (PPCs) ahead of the General Election. PPC Peter Cuthbertson and Baroness Neville-Rolfe attended from the Conservative Party. Green Party candidate Matthew Snedker and Liberal Democrat candidate Anne-Marie Curry also visited the convenience store at different times on the day. […]

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Scunthorpe PPC Visits Local One Stop Store

Written by Chris Noice

Prospective Parliamentary Candidate (PPC) for Scunthorpe Nic Dakin has visited One Stop franchisee Pete Mann ahead of the Election. Pete Mann has been an independent retailer for almost two decades and become a One Stop franchisee 18 months ago. The visit included discussions on deposit return schemes, the National Living Wage, local policing and retail […]

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ACS Welcomes Cross Party Commitment on Business Rates Reform

Written by Chris Noice

ACS has welcomed a commitment from the Conservative manifesto published today on business rates, meaning that all major parties in England and Wales have now pledged to reform the business rates system. Property costs are among the largest costs faced by retailers and one-in-three retailers are paying increased rates since the revaluation. Additionally, only 39 […]

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Labour Publish Manifesto Ahead of 2017 General Election

Written by Chris Noice

The Labour Party have published their manifesto commitments ahead of the General Election on June 8th. Some of the key policies announced in the document (which is available in full here: http://www.labour.org.uk/index.php/manifesto2017) include: “Raising the minimum wage to the level of the Living Wage (expected to be at least £10 per hour by 2020) – for […]

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Conservative Party Announce New Employment Policies

Written by Chris Noice

  The Conservative Party have announced a range of new employment policies to deliver more rights for workers.  This also includes a commitment to increase the National Living Wage rates to raise in line with median earnings until 2022.  The full list of policies are detailed below; Protection for all workers’ rights currently guaranteed by […]

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Local and Mayoral Elections Taking Place Today

Written by Chris Noice

Voting will take place today between 7:00am and 10:00pm for the local and mayoral elections. Elections will be held in 34 councils in England, all 32 councils in Scotland and all 22 councils in Wales. In addition, six areas in England are voting for newly-created “combined local authority mayors”. These mayors will mostly be responsible […]

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