Hard-at-work posties have been given some festive cheer by MP Ian Lavery.
The Wansbeck member called into Royal Mail’s Ashington Delivery Office to offer words of encouragement to staff during their busiest time of the year.
He said: “There is a huge amount of effort and dedication that goes into delivering a first class Christmas at Royal Mail’s busiest time of year. It was great to meet the team at Ashington.
“Our postal workers do such an important job at this time of year and I would like to thank them for their efforts, and wish them all the best over the busy festive period.”
The MP was shown around the premises and introduced to postmen and women by delivery office manager Ben Gibson.
Mr Gibson said: “We are grateful that Ian visited the office to see our operation and support the team.”