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MP shops around to find best independent retailers

Devizes MP Claire Perry, recently installed as Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department of Transport, is launching a summer campaign to find her constituency’s best independent retailers.

The MP this week launched her hunt for the Devizes Constituency Independent Shop of the Year.

She is asking for residents to vote for their favourite indie in one of four geographical categories: Marlborough, Devizes, Tidworth, and Small Town or Village.

The winner of each category will be presented with an award by the Government High Streets Minister, Brandon Lewis, at an event in Devizes in September, where the identity of an overall winner will revealed.

Anyone casting a vote will be in with the chance of winning a £100 voucher to spend with their independent retailer of choice.

Claire said: “There are so many wonderful independent shops in the towns and villages across the Devizes constituency and I try to support them whenever I can.

“But I wanted to get more recognition for these great local businesses so I am launching a competition to find the best.”

Votes can be cast at, where retailers can also download promotional material.