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Weaver Vale MP Mike Amesbury held a meeting in Westminster this morning (Wednesday 30th January) with representatives of Marks and Spencer to urge them to maintain a presence in the town.

Mr Amesbury met with David Leach, government affairs manager, and Tony Ginty, head of public affairs, in Parliament to make the case for the firm to stay in Northwich.

It follows news of plans to close the store and subsequent petitions by local people to keep it open.

Mike commented: “M&S is an iconic British brand with a long history, and it’s extremely important we keep names like these in Northwich.

“I’ve had many letters and emails from constituents saying how sorry they are to see the store under threat.

“Although these are difficult times for retail national, I told M&S that the town is very much bucking the national trend and that a number of retailers have now made the move into Baron’s Quay.”

Mr Amesbury added: “They left the meeting certain in the knowledge that Northwich wants them to stay.”

“There’s a lot of work going on behind the scenes and I’ll be working with Cheshire West and Chester Council and local councillors to make sure we do everything we possibly can to keep them in Northwich.”

 

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