Hackney faces another spate of post office closures on Labourâ€™s watch.
Seven branches face the axe, leaving older and more vulnerable residents with the prospect of losing vital, local services.
Post Offices are essential for people who rely on them to collect benefits and pensions. When a branch closes, neighbouring small businesses often suffer a drop in trade.
But Labour doesnâ€™t care. Since 1997 they have presided over more than 4,000 post office closures â€“ thatâ€™s a quarter of the network.
And Labour isnâ€™t listening. In October 2006, over two thousand sub-postmasters marched on Parliament to present a 4 million-signature petition to the Prime Minister: the largest ever in the UK.
Unlike Labour, Hackney Conservatives care about our post offices. Thatâ€™s why we have effective proposals to keep local branches flourishing within the communities they serve, giving them more freedom to offer a wider range of services and preventing the Royal Mail taking away their business by undercutting the prices they can charge for postage.
Councillor Matthew Coggins, Conservative group leader on Hackney Council, said: â€œLabour is happy to take the credit when small businesses are seen to lead regeneration in Hackney, but they wonâ€™t lift a finger to stop vital, local services being lost for ever. If you want to make sure the boroughâ€™s sub post offices continue to flourish, then join the Conservativeâ€™s fight to save these vital facillities.â€
Stop Hackney Labour ripping our borough apart. Sign our petition against post office closures.
And get involved: call us on 07794 419301 or send us an email.