MP Claire Perry is on the hunt for the best local independent shop.

She has launched the Shop Local Awards, where local people can vote for their favourite shop in one of four categories – Devizes, Marlborough, Tidworth and small town or village such as Ludgershall.

The winner of each category will be presented with an award by the Government high streets minister at an event in Devizes in September, along with an overall winner.

As an incentive to get involved, anyone voting for the winning shop in each category will be in with a chance to win a £100 voucher to spend in that shop and the competition will run until 31 August.

Claire Perry said: “There are so many wonderful independent shops in the towns and villages across the Devizes constituency and I try to support them whenever I can.

“But I wanted to get more recognition for these great local businesses so I am launching a competition to find the best.”

People can vote for their favourite independent shop in Devizes, Marlborough, Tidworth or in a small town or village in the Devizes constituency at