Disappointment as Government confirms Post Office closures

May 17, 2007 2:55 PM

The Government has announced that it is going ahead with the closure of 2500 post offices, one fifth of the entire Post Office network. Details of the proposed closures are still to be announced.

David Howarth, MP for Cambridge and member of the Lib Dem Trade and Industry team has been protesting against the proposed closures.

Commenting on today's announcement, Mr Howarth said:

"I am appalled. The Government has taken absolutely no notice of the public's response to their consultation and are ploughing ahead with these damaging post office closures.

"No wonder the Trade and Industry Minister refused to answer my straight question as to whether Cambridge's remaining post offices would be safeguarded. People in Cambridge have had enough of post office closures."

David Howarth at the Newmarket Road Post Office

David campaigns against post office closures

Mr Howarth launched a petition to safeguard Cambridge 's remaining post offices which has been signed by residents from all over the city. Earlier this year he wrote to the Department of Trade and Industry and Royal Mail asking for assurances that the remaining post offices in Cambridge would not be closed.

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