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FOREST OF DEAN LIBERAL DEMOCRATS
Post Office Closures
In December 2006, when Sue Henchley was leader of the Liberal Democrat group on the
Forest of Dean District Council, she put forward a motion to full Council that called
for the council to find ways in which it could help local post offices by looking
at service delivery and other issues which might enable them to remain viable.
In 2008 Councillor Heather Dalziel chaired the Council’s Post Office Task Group which
produced the Council’s response to the latest closure programme.
Heather is seen here, outside Ruspidge Post Office, discussing the closures with
local Lib Dem campaigner, Jonathan Gault.
Lib Dem Councillors have been at the forefront of local campaigns to save our Post
How The Parties Compare
The Conservatives -during the 1992-97 Conservative government, over 1,000 post offices
were closed – more than four every week.
The Labour Party -by the end of their Network Change programme, almost 7,000 post
offices had closed – 11 offices for every single week in power.
The Liberal Democrats
In coalition, the Lib Dems halted the Post Office closure program.
In May 2015, the Lib Dems set out their plan for the future.
The manifesto declared their intention to “Renew the 2010–15 commitment that there
will be no programme of Post Office closures”.