Steve supports the Save our Markets campaign

Steve has written a letter to Editor of the Birmingham Mail, David Brookes, to express support for t

Dear Editor,

 

I'd like to offer my support to the Save our Markets campaign. The markets are an historic part of Birmingham's economy and part of our heritage. 

 

I share Shabana Mahmood MP's concerns that thousands of jobs could be lost if the Council does not get its act together. I'm sure tax payers don't want to foot a benefits bill for market traders who want to work  - they'd rather see traders working and contributing to the local economy.

 

And remember it's not only the 4,000 people who work directly at the market who will suffer. Small businesses across the citywill be hit to. Restaurateurs, balti house owners, small fruit and veg retailers all depend on the market to get their fruit and veg at a price that means they can stay afloat - even in these difficult times. 

 

Yours faithfully,

 

Steve McCabe MP

(Labour, Birmingham Selly Oak)

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