Lib Dems showing backing for Market Rasen’s small businesses

Campaign chief and district councillor Guy Grainger and PPC for Gainsborough Lesley Rollings with small business owners Bryan and Jenni EMN-151004-160046001
Campaign chief and district councillor Guy Grainger and PPC for Gainsborough Lesley Rollings with small business owners Bryan and Jenni EMN-151004-160046001
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Liberal Democrats visited small businesses in Market Rasen on Friday as part of their campaign for May 7 district council and general elections.

Campaign chief and district councillor Guy Grainger and PPC for Gainsborough Coun Lesley Rollings visited the town market before meeting retailers in the high street and side streets.

They also distributed copes of their small business newsletter.

Guy Grainger said the newsletters contained more than just party-related information, but also information on getting support on various business issues.

“If you are running a small business, you haven’t time to look at different references. The information sheet gives details of the various pots of money available, plus contact details,” he said.

“We got hold of this information from West Lindsey District council and we thought it would be a good way to put it out. There’s an opportunity for businesses to contact us on whatever they choose. Once we get the feedback, we can take it forward.”

Coun Rollings, who sits on both the district and county councils, said she was pleased to be back in Market Rasen again.

The PPC was in town last Saturday for the first of the specialist markets, where she enjoyed ‘fruitful’ discussions with Labour opponent David Prescott, who was also campaigning in Market Rasen that day.

“The campaign is going well, helped by the lovely weather. I am going to enjoy talking to the businesses and see the lovely shops, including in the side streets. Market Rasen is a real hidden gem of a place,” the Pilham resident told the Rasen Mail.