Hands: Securing the future of our Post Offices in Chelsea and Fulham

Greg Hands M.P. has welcomed the 10-year deal between the Royal Mail and the Post Office, which secures the future of services without resorting to the last government’s failed closures programme.

More than 6,500 post offices closed in a decade under Labour. In Fulham, the Kenyon Street sub-post office was only saved after a campaign by Greg Hands M.P. that saw David Cameron visit when he was Leader of the Opposition.

The new deal follows the Coalition 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.

Commenting, Greg Hands said: “In opposition, Conservatives campaigned tirelessly to stop Labour destroying our Post Office network.

“Now we are in government, we are sticking to our word. The announcement means that the future of the Post Office is secured at its current size, guaranteeing this valuable service for millions of people.”