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Woodford Green MP Iain Duncan Smith takes battle to save George Lane Post Office to Westminster

PUBLISHED: 19:00 26 April 2017

Iain Duncan Smith, MP candidate for Woodford Green rapped to Eminem live on air.

Iain Duncan Smith, MP candidate for Woodford Green rapped to Eminem live on air.

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Iain Duncan Smith has taken his battle to save the George Lane Post Office one step further this week by bringing the matter up in Parliament.

Speaking on Tuesday morning at a cross-party debate in Westminster Hall on Post Office closures, the Woodford Green MP expressed his firm belief that not enough had been done to protect crown post offices from closure across the country.

He said: “Post offices are part of the chain of integral elements in a high street which, bit by bit by bit, are being removed.

“The banks have disappeared, and now, in many areas and even in my own, there is real pressure to get rid of small industrial estates, which are vital to the life of communities.

“The post office is an integral element because it brings people into the community, particularly elderly people who do their shopping there. The high street will therefore suffer as a result of the closures.”

Mr Duncan Smith went on to demand that the Post Office think again about its proposal for George Lane and that it should be more flexible and reasonable in these cases.

The MP, who will be standing for reelection on June 8, has also been working closely with the Communication Worker’s Union to fight the George Lane closure since the announcement in January.

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