Joint Statement from Kit Malthouse MP and Councillor Phil North, Leader of Test Valley Borough Council
“We are deeply disappointed that Marks & Spencer are considering the closure of their store in Andover, which is valued by many local residents. This is a particularly puzzling decision considering the growing population of Andover and the previous success of the store.
We call on Marks & Spencer to reconsider their decision – and are organising an urgent meeting with their representatives to understand the reasons for closure and to ask them to retain a presence in Andover town centre. We have also written to their Chairman, Archie Norman. Moreover we are trying to make contact with the landlord to see if any deal can be brokered.”