Yesterday, the Conservative Party held a debate in Parliament on the planned closure of 2,500 Post Offices across the UK, highlighting the vital role that they play locally. It is clear that many people still rely on their local Post Office for the multiple services they provide. Across Kent 58 Post Offices were ear-marked for closure. Last night, all of Kent's Labour MPs voted against the Conservative Party's plea to save them, including our own local MP. It is little wonder that ordinary people are losing faith in politicians when they cry crocodile tears locally over Post Office closures, but are not willing to stand up and defend them when the opportunity arises in Parliament.
When a local Post Office closes, often the last shop in the community closes too and it is the vulnerable and elderly who suffer most. You can sign an online petition HERE to register your support for the campaign to keep Kent's Post Offices open.