Earlier this week I launched my first ‘shop local’ Christmas competition. This competition is all about injecting confidence and cash back into local shopping strips. As prizes, I have personally purchased fifty $50 gift vouchers to be spent at local businesses this Christmas. Every dollar in prize money goes straight back into the tills of local traders. Until 4 December residents can nominate their favourite local business and they will go into the draw to win one of these 50 vouchers. Since launching this competition my inbox has been absolutely inundated with entries, and each entry acknowledges and supports the hard work that every local business in the Sandringham district puts in day in, day out. As a local MP I am humbled and privileged to play a small part in showcasing the extraordinary businesses which call our local area home.