Lancaster welcomes Royal Mail deal

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Mark Lancaster, MP for Milton Keynes North has welcomed the news of a 10-year deal between Royal Mail and the Post Office.

The deal will secure the future of services without resorting to the failed closures programme which dominated Labour’s time in government.

The deal follows the Government’s other measures to protect Post Office services including additional funding, new local and national contracts, a successful piloting scheme to transform many local post offices and improvements in the services offered.

Mr Lancaster said: “In opposition Conservatives campaigned tirelessly to overturn Labour’s cuts to our Post Offices, which saw them close over 6,500 in a decade. The Government’s announcement means the future of the Post Office is secured guaranteeing this valuable service for millions of people.”