Protest To Save Beverley’s Crown Post Office Unites Political Parties

Protest To Save Beverley's Crown Post Office Unites Political Parties

Labour Party and local members were united on Saturday as they staged a protest to save from closure.

Representatives of from both parties were in town centre collecting signatures for their petitions to save the .   

While Labour and the Libdems were out canvassing the public, there was no sign of any members of the local Conservative Party.

Cllr Healy said the protest went well with members of the public, speaking to HU17.net he said;

“Saturday went well. We managed to collect a few hundred more signatures for our petition. Labour was also collecting signatures. It does not matter which one people sign as they are both for the same reason.”

“Public support was high. They were pleased to see political parties working together. They were telling us this how it should be. It was a shame the Conservatives were not there. They are the only party who could do something about this.”

Protest Reveals Who The Public Blame For Potential Closure

As a result of the protest Cllr Healy learned a lot about how the public feels about the proposed closure, he said;

“First of all people are blaming the government for this. They are above all concerned that as  grows the facilities are being diminished. People know this is not just happening here in but also across the country.”

“People see this as a loss of yet another amenity from the town. Some were using words like ‘stupid’ to describe plans to relocate the to WH Smith.”

Speaking about the protest held in , Labour’s said;

“We are all here united for one cause. No one, in particular, was invited. If the Conservatives wanted to join us they would be welcome. Why they are not here you will have to ask them.”

“Closing this site this site is scandalous. The main in is a crown-owned site which is heavily used and has provided an excellent service to the people of for many years.”

“WH Smith is a private business which is going through real difficulties. Taxpayer’s money should not be spent at the expense of an excellent service in order to prop up a private company.”

“I would urge everyone to sign a petition.”

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