PEVENSEY and Westham MP Greg Barker has welcomed a 10-year deal between Royal Mail and the Post Office.
He says the deal will secure the future of services without ‘resorting to the failed closures programme which dominated the last Labour government’s time in office’.
He said, “This is great news for all the villages my constituency.
“In opposition, Conservatives campaigned tirelessly to overturn Labour’s cuts to our Post Offices, which saw them close more than 6,500 in a decade.
“The Coalition Government’s announcement means the future of the Post Office is secured guaranteeing this valuable service for millions of people.”
Mr Barker says the deal follows other measures to protect Post Office services including additional funding, new local and national contracts, a successful piloting scheme to transform many local post offices and improvements in the services offered.