EDDISBURY MP Stephen O’Brien took the battle to Save Our Post Offices to 10 Downing Street where he presented petitions from local post offices threatened with cuts and closures.
The Tory MP was joined at the presentation by Chester Conservative parliamentary candidate Stephen Mosley.
Stephen O’Brien said: “My many thanks to the thousands of people in Eddisbury and Cheshire who have signed the petitions in support of the ‘Save Our Post Offices’ campaign.
“Local people do not want to see their post offices closed down or their services slashed. They know it is bad for their community, bad for the environment and will have a disproportionate impact on the most vulnerable people in our communities – the elderly and disabled.
“That is why we have taken our campaign to 10 Downing Street. This is a litmus test for Gordon Brown and Labour. Mr Brown promised to rebuild trust. He can begin that process by listening to my constituents and the people of Cheshire – who are speaking with one voice – and withdraw their plans to ‘cut and shut’ our local post offices.
“We have delivered a clear message on behalf of the people we represent in Cheshire. Post Offices are the lifeblood of our communities.
“Equally, we do not believe that a reduced hours ‘outreach’ service can match the service and convenience to customers of a manned Post Office with full opening hours.”