MP hits out at Post Office closure plan

25th January 2017

The Post Office was a great public asset that is now being driven into the ground by private interests which will undoubtedly lead to a loss in service.

Whenever I am in the Brandon Parade branch, it is always busy. After asking for people’s views on social media, they have said the exact same. The planned closure goes completely against the local community’s needs and wishes.

I am currently arranging to meet officials from the Post Office and the Communication Workers Union who have warned of 427 job losses in total. It is essential we keep people in work.

The local community must rally against these plans. When the consultation opens, it is essential that people make their views heard. The SNP and I will do all we can to oppose the plans in Parliament and to force the UK Government to intervene to halt these plans.

MP hits out at Post Office closure plan