DEWSBURY-born Beth Prescott has promised her full support for the town’s market traders if she is elected.
The Conservative candidate visited the market to speak to traders, some of whom claimed that footfall was decreasing and that Kirklees Council is not taking constructive action to help rejuvenate the once award-winning market.
The 24-year-old candidate said: “Dewsbury market traders are the unsung heroes of our town and they need more help than they are getting.
“If I am elected MP for Dewsbury, I will be that strong, local voice shouting up for them and making their case.”
Market trader Jonathan Finan commented: “I feel that the market is lacking support from Kirklees Council and needs investment to continue.
“It is our livelihood and we and the town are dependent upon it. Hopefully with Beth’s support it could be turned around.”
Miss Prescott added: “I have happy memories of walking around Dewsbury market with my grandma when I was little, always stopping by Toffee Smith’s for some Mintoes.
“I truly believe that, with the right support, our market can once again be the thriving hub it once was.”