Who will get your vote for the coveted title of Newport Pagnell Independent Shop of 2015?
Milton Keynes is very fortunate to have a wealth of major brand names in the city centre, but it's imperative not to forget those smaller retailers located closer to home.
We all know that Newport Pagnell has some wonderful independent businesses and I'm launching this campaign to give customers the chance to thank their favourite butcher, florist, grocer, or whoever it maybe and give them the recognition they rightly deserve.
I certainly appreciate the individuality, the level of personal service and sense of community when shopping locally. It's also important not to forget the essential role the high street plays in generating jobs and boosting the local economy.
You will be able to vote online for your favourite shop until 26th March, so look out for the posters in the local area. Simply go online at www.marklancastermp.org/newport and say thank you.
There's also a chance that once you've registered for your favourite business, you could stand to win £100 to spend in the shop you voted for!