Former football star Gary Lineker is joining MPs to back a campaign urging
people to use local markets instead of supermarkets.
National Markets Week, which starts on 18 June, has been organised by the All Party Parliamentary Markets Group, which says that more than 200 MPs from all
parties support the drive.
people to eat locally
produced, healthy food,
said Ann Coffey, Labour MP for Stockport and secretary of the group. "At a local market you don't get sweating swedes, plastic peppers or clingfilm carrots," she
Lineker, son of a Leicester market trader, said: "People don't realise the asset they have on their doorsteps."
Markets Week will be launched at a House of
Commons reception, with guest speaker planning minister Yvette Cooper.