Fighting For Our Local Post Offices

Our local post offices play a crucial role in our Mid Norfolk towns and villages. They are a hub in so many of our communities, bringing people together and providing vital services to households and businesses – services particularly depended upon by our most vulnerable and elderly. The importance of the service our local branches provide in a rural area like ours cannot be overstated.

That’s why I’ve always been a vocal supporter of, and campaigner for, our rural post office branches – and why I continue to advocate on their behalf and the communities that depend upon them.

Upon becoming the parliamentary candidate for Mid Norfolk in 2007, I first became aware of the Post Office Horizon Software Scandal – when several sub-postmasters contacted me for support. Ever since then, I have followed the situation closely and supported those living in Mid Norfolk who were affected – meeting them at constituency surgeries, making representations to ministers and raising their concerns in the House and as a Minister. (More details on this work can be found here)

Over the years, I’ve also done everything I can to speak up and lobby for the continued presence of local post office branches too – fighting for communities in the likes of Gressenhall, Beeston and Rocklands. Together, we’ve saved several vital rural branches – and ensured new premises could be found when High Street branches (such as the one in Watton) were set to close.

There always remains much more to do however. I remain committed to doing everything I can to protect these crucial services.

This campaign page is dedicated to much of the work I have done to support our post offices and local communities over the years. To find out more please read through the webstories below.


Fighting For Our Local Post Offices - Latest News