Geoffrey Clifton-Brown backs rural post offices

Geoffrey Clifton-Brown highlights the vital work of rural post offices and says the best way to maintain viability is to introduce an increasing and innovative range of services.

Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (The Cotswolds) (Con): May I say how strongly I agree with my hon. Friend about the importance of the post office network, especially to rural areas? Is she aware that, under the last Labour Government, they closed a massive 12 out of 34 post offices? In contrast, under this Government, a post office at Stratton has been reopened and the post office at Bourton-on-the-Water is now open seven days a week. Would she agree that the best way to maintain the viability of the post office network is to introduce an increasing and innovative range of services?

Jo Swinson: I agree with my hon. Friend. He is right to highlight the challenges that his community and others faced under the previous Government. I am delighted to hear the news that the Post Office is delivering for his constituents, and he is right that a diverse and innovative range of services will help to ensure that the Post Office has a sustainable and secure future.

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