Highgate – Local Labour MP abandons fight for local Post Office

Highgate’s threatened post office faced a further blow yesterday after local Labour MP Glenda Jackson abstained on a motion in Parliament seeking to halt the closure plans. The popular Post Office is part of the Government’s closure programme that plans to shut another 2,500 Post Offices nationwide.

Highgate councillor and Liberal Democrats Leader Neil Williams comments:

“I am bitterly disappointed that Glenda Jackson has failed to vote to stop the Labour Government, when several Labour MPs voted with their conscience. The Highgate Post Office forms a vital part of community life. It closure shouldn’t be determined on a party political basis, but sadly, that is what is happening. However, the fight goes on to save our Post Office, with or without Glenda Jackson.”