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Deputy Leader of the House of Commons visits Bekesbourne

February 7, 2013 10:03 AM
Tom Brake visit to Bekesbourne

Tom Brake dropped in to discuss the challenges facing Rural Business with several Councillors (From Left to right: Cllr James Flanagan, Mike Sole, Tom Brake MP, Amanda Barker, Maddie Allen)

Lib Dem Minister Tom Brake MP, Deputy Leader of the House of Commons, (MP for Carshalton and Wallington) dropped in at Chalkpit Farm in Bekesbourne this week (Thursday 31 January). Accompanied by Liberal Democrat campaigner Mike Sole he spent time discussing the challenges facing rural businesses with Maddie Allen of Mama Feelgoods Fine Food Store & Deli Cafe and Amanda Barker, from Chalkpit Farm Rural Shopping area.

Mr Brake said, "This is a fantastic retail development providing much needed services for local people and employment in a rural area"

Mike Sole added, "I am delighted that Tom Brake was able to find the time visit today and together we discussed how both Local and National Government can do more to help small businesses flourish during these tough economic times. Kent County Council spends £millions on business development but all too often it does not reach those small businesses in most need. I am determined to make sure that KCC funding is targeted to help rural businesses thrive."