Rotherham MP continues fight for local traders in Parliament

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Sarah Champion, MP for Rotherham, has this week handed in a petition to Parliament calling for the right to prevent or relocate demonstrations from the town centre. Over the past 12 months there have been a number of marches through Rotherham, particularly by far-right groups, which have had a huge impact on the town. Small businesses have suffered lost income, with their shops being inaccessible during the demonstrations and many people have told the MP they now avoid the town centre completely for fear of reprisals.

Sarah pledged to fight on behalf of those affected and has put a number of written questions to Government Ministers over recent months. She was unhappy at their responses, which suggested that they had no plans to bring in legislation to help deal with the marches.

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