The NFDA Parliamentary Engagement Programme was launched two years ago to raise awareness of the contributions the retail automotive industry makes to the local and national economy. Over the past two years, many MPs and parliamentarians have met with franchised retailers in their constituencies to gain an insight into the sector.

On Monday 29 July, Jim Cunningham MP for Coventry South visited Johnsons Hyundai in Coventry. The MP met with David Wright, Johnsons Hyundai Franchise Manager, to discuss franchised dealers' investment levels and the implications caused by the shift towards electric vehicles.

These visits provide an ideal opportunity to discuss key issues affecting the automotive sector. NFDA will continue to develop the Parliamentary Engagement Programme allowing franchised retailers to engage with their local MPs and parliamentarians.

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