Esther McVey is urging people to support their local high streets and businesses and make 2021 the year of “Buying British” to support people back into work and get the economy growing.
The Tatton MP said businesses have faced months of uncertainty with repeated restrictions on trading and now more than ever they needed communities to get behind them.
Today she has launched a Buy British campaign saying Tatton was a leading example of how communities came together to support each other throughout the pandemic and said communities needed to rally around and continue showing that support to their local high streets and businesses.
Ms McVey said: “If ever there was a year for people to Buy British then 2021 is it. 2021 needs to be a year of recovery, rediscovery and resetting our path in the world. Lockdown and restrictions for almost a year have wreaked havoc on our businesses so next year we are going to need to show them our support, get the country back on its feet and boost our businesses like never before. We need them firing on all cylinders and rehiring the staff many businesses had to so sadly let go of over this pandemic period.”
Ms McVey said by buying British it would create more jobs and hopefully allow businesses to take back staff laid off in the pandemic. She hopes it will also create new careers for future generations with creative minds to deliver global solutions for new British industries and businesses as we break ties with the European Union.
She added: “We all need to come together and rally around our businesses, big and small, local and international, we need to Buy British and be proud of what our nation produces and standing up for businesses right across the country. We all know Made in Britain is the hallmark of a high quality product of which we can all be proud. So, let’s make 2021 the year when we Buy British like never before to get our country’s economy going again as we move forward as a newly created sovereign state free from the European Union.”
Ms McVey hopes MPs up and down the country will get behind the campaign and encourage their constituents to Buy British.