Tom Brake Invites Government Minister to Tour Local Post Offices

December 13, 2006 10:35 AM

Following reports over the weekend that the Royal Mail are to shut thousands of urban and rural post offices, Tom Brake, MP for Carshalton and Wallington has written to Alistair Darling, the Trade and Industry Secretary, to invite him to come on a tour of Post Offices in Carshalton and Wallington.

Tom Brake is seen here with Ashok Barot the sub-postmaster at Middleton Circle in his Post Office.

Tom Brake is seen here with Ashok Barot the sub-postmaster at Middleton Circle in his Post Office.

Tom Brake, who visited the Wallington Sorting Office early Friday morning said, "As recently as October, the Trade and Industry Secretary Alistair Darling said he would protect the national network of post offices. With the Royal Mail threatening to close thousands up and down the country, I have invited him to come to Carshalton and Wallington to meet sub-postmasters and their customers. He can then hear at first hand how much people, particularly senior citizens and those on low incomes and small businesses depend on our local Post Offices. It is time he delivered on his promise."

Tom Brake added, "In recent years, we have lost Post Offices in Carshalton, Carshalton Beeches, Sutton, Wallington and more. It seems that nowadays whether it is local post offices or our hospitals everything is being threatened with closure."

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