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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.

Local action


Lib Dem Councillors have been at the forefront of local campaigns to save our Post Offices.

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”.