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MP's fight to save post office succeeds.

A TEESSIDE MP has won the fight to save a post office in Thornaby.

Labour MP Dr Paul Williams, who represents Stockton South, welcomed the news that Thornaby's post office will remain open.

Thornaby post office had been "threatened" by the opening of a smaller, counter top service located within a shop 0.7 miles away from its current location in the town centre.

Following work with the post office's postmaster, Ali Arshad, Dr Williams led a campaign to save the service, taking the case straight to the chief finance and operations officer of Post Office Ltd.

The confirmation came from Post Office Ltd on Thursday that the new service would not go ahead and that there would be an extra fund in place to help marketing of the post office in Thornaby.

Paul Williams said: "This is an invaluable local service and sits at the heart of Thornaby town centre."

Thornaby post office postmaster Ali Arshad added: "I'm happy that we have a local MP, Dr Williams, who listens to local people, and fights for our area, businesses and my post office."

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Publication:Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)
Date:Dec 10, 2018
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