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Local Post Offices under threat 17/06/2006

Your local Post Office is under threat. Over the last 20 years, post offices have been closing at a rate of over 300 a year. Under NuLab 4,000 branches have closed.

NuLab has now announced that it will scrap key contracts for pension and benefit payments using the Post Office Card Account, worth £1 billion of income for post offices.

The future looks bleak for post offices, both urban and rural. Third Way has called for:-

The retention of Post Office Card Accounts for Benefit Payments

A legal requirementfor the Government to maintain the local Post Office network

New branches to be opened based on local need Third Way urges vote for English Democrats 04/05/2006

Our English Lobby allies – The English Democrats – are standing in a number of local council elections on May 4. We urge supporters of Third Way to vote for them. Here is a list of wards where they are standing:

North East Area

Martin Thompson – Newcastle City Council – Fawdon WardNorth West Area

Stephen Gash – City of Carlisle Council – Belah Ward

Yorkshire Area

Peter Davies – Doncaster Metropolitan Council – Finningley Ward

Stephen Elliott – Leeds City Council – Adel & Wharfdale Ward

Paul McEnhill – Kirklees Metropolitan Borough – Denby Dale Ward

East England – East Anglia Area

Nick Capp – Three Rivers District Council – Rickmansworth Penn Ward,

Kim Gandy – Basildon District Council – Crouch Vale Ward

Robin Tilbrook – Epping Forest District Council

Richard Aitkins – Stevenage Borough Council – Pin Green Ward

London Area

Janus Polencuse – London Borough of Lambeth – Oval Ward

John Fitzpatrick – London Borough of Bexley – East Wickham Ward

South East Area

George Herbert – Havant Borough Council – Bedhampton Ward

David Knight – Portsmouth City Council – Copnor Ward

Harold Green – Reigate & Banstead Borough Council – Tattenhams Ward

Glenn Starling – Reigate & Bastead Borough Council – Kingswood with Burgh Heath Ward

South West Area

Mike Blundell – Bristol City Council – Southmead Ward


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