Shortlist for MP’s Best Local Shop competition announced

Four successful local shops have been announced by Chris Green MP as being shortlisted for his Bolton West and Atherton Best Local Shop Competition.

Ruby Rose Clothing in Horwich, Hey Ho Let’s Sew in Atherton, Arm Candi in Westhoughton and Oaklands Nursery in Chequerbent will now go on to the final stage of the competition, where the shop with the most votes from Mr Green’s constituents will go on to be the winner.

The winner of the competition will also be put forward as the constituency’s nomination for the national “Best Small Shop” competition run by Indie Retail, where they will choose some entries to be invited to a prestigious Parliamentary reception.

In addition, the winner will be invited onto Bolton FM to talk about their shop and its success and also receive a bottle of bubbly donated by the Federation of Small Businesses.

Speaking about the competition, Mr Green said: “I received just under 600 nominations from people across the constituency for a wide variety of shops and it was fantastic to read so many of the wonderful comments about these shops and their place on our local high street.

“The final four shortlists were chosen based on the number of nominations they received, along with the positive comments constituents made about the services or products they offer.

“I look forward to finding out who my constituents choose as Bolton West and Atherton’s Best Local Shop in the coming weeks.”

To select your favourite shop from the shortlist, please visit

Voting closes at midnight on Sunday 8th September 2019.