John Whittingdale helped launch the Maldon Think Local Campaign to promote the use of stores in Maldon. Local shops and services supporting the campaign will be displaying the Think Local logo and have undertaken to give something back to the local community by offering incentives to shoppers as a reward for customer loyalty. The launch took place in the garden of Maeldune Historic Centre and John drew the prizes in a raffle which had attracted entries from over 300 local residents.



John is pictured with Mary Powell of the Emporium, Cllr Robert Long (Chairman of Maldon District Council) and Cllr Steven Savage (Mayor of Maldon).