Thursday 11 October 2018 / 2:44 PM Business / Gill Furniss

Gill Furniss comments on the announcement of a further 74 Crown Post Office closures

Gill Furniss MP, Labour’s Shadow Postal Services Minister, commenting on the announcement of a further 74 Crown Post Office closures, said:

“Today’s announcement risks a further 700 jobs and is another blow to our high streets. The Government strategy of managed decline means services have suffered, affecting the most vulnerable in communities who rely on their high street post office.

“There are serious questions about transparency given the significant sums of public money used to finance the closure and franchising of the Crown Post Office network.

“The next Labour government will end the closures of our Post Offices and give communities the ability to shape their high streets and town centres, by strengthening their powers to protect post offices.’’