Labour has already closed one in four post offices in Bristol North West, and is closing 2,500 around the country.
Labour's refusal to support post offices shows a complete lack of appreciation of what function a post office actually performs. Not only does it fulfill the obvious functions, but also provides a focal point for place for people to meet and chat - particularly the elderly.
I was out campaigning on Saturday, and I have lost count of the elderly people who told me they did not know what they would do if the post office closed. Cynics have asked what we would do differently - well, here's what!
Conservatives plan to:
- Give Sub-Post Offices more freedom to offer a wider range of business services
- Push for more Post Offices to be 'One Stop Shops'
- Encourage local Councils to open 'Council Counters' in local branches Allow the Post Office to work with carriers other than the Royal Mail
- Prevent the Royal Mail taking business away from sub-Post Offices by under-cutting the prices they can charge for postage
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