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Chuka Umunna visits local businesses

Chuka Umunna, Labour's Shadow Secretary of State for Business visited Barkingside High Street yesterday (Thursday 23rd April) to visit local businesses and support Labour candidate Wes Streeting.

As Deputy Leader of the Council and Labour's candidate, Wes has been at the opening of a number of small businesses in the area, and the local Labour Council have introduced 30 minutes free parking on high streets.

Labour have pledged to cut then freeze small business rates and create a Small Business Administration to coordinate work across government departments.

Wes Streeting, Labour's Parliamentary Candidate for Ilford North said:

"It was great to have Chuka Umunna with us in Barkingside. Locally, the Labour Council has tried to support our high street businesses with initiatives like 30 minutes free parking. Labour's promise to cut and then freeze business rates for small and medium sized businesses will make a real difference to businesses across Redbridge."

Chuka Umunna, Labour's Shadow Secretary of State for Business said:

"In Wes Streeting, local people will have a real champion as their Member of Parliament and I'm proud to be out on the streets of Ilford North supporting him. Our plan to cut business rates, boost lending for start-ups and small businesses through a British Investment Bank and to ensure that Britain has the most competitive corporation tax rate in the G7 will help support thousands of small and medium sized businesses in Ilford North and secure jobs and opportunities for the many commuters who work in central London."

Notes to editors:

For more information please contact Jay Asher on jay@redbridgelabour.org.uk or Wes Streeting on wes@redbridgelabour.org.uk

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