Durham MP backs Post Office protest


“This is about saving jobs and saving services,” insists Labour MP Laura Pidcock, as she urges her constituents to back the CWU Save Our Post Office campaign.

The key guest speaker at a public meeting organised by the union in Consett, Durham, today, Laura points put that Crown Post Office workers are “trained to a high standard” and that, if the proposed relocation of Consett Crown Office goes ahead, service to the public will suffer.

“In other areas of the country, people’s protests have delayed, changed or even stopped these Post Office relocation plans,” she continues, as she calls on local residents to join the union’s campaign.

Today’s public meeting, is also being addressed by local CWU branch secretary Jason Llewelyn, North East Region secretary John Woodhouse and National Officer Andy Furey, and will be followed up by a town-centre protest in Consett tomorrow.

“It’s great to get Laura behind our campaign and we’re looking forward to a real rousing speech from her at the meeting,” said Andy Furey.

“It’ll be a real morale-booster to local activists as we prepare for the protest event tomorrow.

“The fight goes on, here in Consett and in the rest of the country too, to defend and protect this vital public service and the workers who provide it.

“Thanks again to Laura and let’s get more MPs supporting our campaign.”