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VIDEO: Crawley MP takes Post Office proposed move to House Of Commons

Earlier today in the House of Commons, Henry Smith MP questioned proposals put forward by the Post Office to relocate its Crawley site, on The Boulevard in the town centre, to WHSmith in County Mall.

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Henry said;

“I share the concerns put to me by fellow Crawley residents about Post Office’s proposals to move their counters based on The Boulevard, and I’ve already taken part in their consultation<https://www.postofficeviews.co.uk/national-consultation-team/crawley-rh10-1aa-007912/> to formally put these to them directly.

“Access to new Post Office counters at WHSmith would affect those with mobility issues as County Mall has no free disabled parking spaces.

“Royal Mail – which is a separate organisation from Post Office Ltd – own The Boulevard site and after consulting with them they have no plans to leave the existing premises or close their sorting facility there. Therefore I see little practical sense in Post Office moving their presence either.

“In addition to raising this matter with Royal Mail and the Post Office I’ve also written to the Business Minister, Kelly Tolhurst, although ultimately this is a commercial not a Government decision.

“Irrespective of any national agreement which the Post Office and WHSmith may have, moves to relocate a local site need to involve the community in a frank and honest consultation – it’s clear that Crawley isn’t supporting these proposals.”

More news: EXCLUSIVE: Post Office WILL CLOSE whatever consultation says

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Henry Smith MP: The next Prime Minister

In his weekly article, Crawley MP Henry Smith talks about who he is supporting to be the next Prime Minister.

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Every time the British people have been asked for a view on Brexit, their position has been clear.

The 2016 referendum result delivered the largest vote in British history to leave the EU, the 2017 general election saw 589 MPs elected to Parliament on promises to deliver Brexit, with these positions only being reinforced by the results of the European Parliament elections last month.

With this in mind I am supporting Boris Johnson to be the next Leader of the Conservative Party and UK Prime Minister, as he will deliver the people’s decision on Brexit without further delay.

I believe we will leave with a deal that is good for the future of the UK as well as our EU partners, and this is what I will continue to support in Parliament.

Of course, there also has to be a focus on policy beyond Britain’s departure from the EU. An important example is Boris Johnson’s pledge that he will ensure all secondary schools in England will spend at least £5,000 per pupil.

In addition, he is speaking to people’s aspiration for our country’s future prosperity, an enhanced environment and British global confidence. This is why I am supporting Boris Johnson to be the next Prime Minister of our nation.

Henry Smith MP

Crawley Constituency

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