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LISTEN: Pateley's final call for votes

LISTEN: Pateley's final call for votes

Published at 3:45pm 15th November 2016. (Updated at 4:06pm 15th November 2016)

There are just a few days left to vote for Pateley Bridge in the Great British High Street Awards.

The town is currently topping the table in its category and has left a lasting impression on competition judges.

They described their recent visit as "tremendous" and also remarked on the "passion and the sense of togetherness and community".

Votes have already been flooding in from as far afield as Australia, New Zealand, China and the Philippines.

Local MP Julian Smith tells Stray FM why Pateley gets his vote:

High Streets Minister Andrew Percy said: "The buzz generated by this year's competition has seen a record-breaking 350,000 votes cast already.

"Pateley Bridge has worked hard, but this is the last push and there's still everything to play for, so get online and vote now for Pateley Bridge to be Britain's Best High Street."

The deadline for voting is Friday 18 November and you can take part at www.thegreatbritishhighstreet.co.uk