Stephen is a strong champion of local shops and small business. He wants to see vibrant town centres and believes that more can be done to level the playing field for small shops competing against internet and out-of-town giants. He has called on Welsh Government to act urgently on Business Rates which are crippling town centres. He believes events like Pembrokeshire Fish Week, Fishguard Autumn Festival and the local Farmers Markets are important for boosting business in towns. He joined the fight for Haverfordwest Castle and believes more could be done to use our heritage sites to attract tourism.