WHT post office campaign being raised in Commons

PUBLISHED: 11:27 19 March 2008 | UPDATED: 21:11 26 October 2009

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OBJECTION to the nationwide cull of 2,500 post offices is being made today (Wednesday) in Parliament. Following a WHT campaign against the projected closures of branches across Times Territory this summer, Welwyn Hatfield MP Grant Shapps has taken action.

OBJECTION to the nationwide cull of 2,500 post offices is being made today (Wednesday) in Parliament.

Following a WHT campaign against the projected closures of branches across Times Territory this summer, Welwyn Hatfield MP Grant Shapps has taken action.

Mr Shapps is set to raise the issue at an opposition day debate about the shutting of post offices, in the House of Commons.

He will highlight our campaign and relay to other MPs that residents care about the fate of their nearest post offices.

He said: "This is vital that we make the Government stand up and look at what has to be done.

"The WHT is a great campaigning newspaper and once again has led from the front on a major issue and I will mention that in the House.

"Post offices are vital to communities and central to many people's lives that rely on them.

"This is something that goes beyond our patch and hopefully my colleagues and the other side will support our motion."

Mr Shapps has backed a parliamentary motion called Early Day Motion 997 by signing a paper renouncing the closures.

A public consultation in which of the county's post offices will close down is set for July.

However, many branch workers believe that they may know their fate within the coming weeks.

To add give backing to your nearest post office sign the petition at www.welhatpostoffices.org


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