Ruffley welcomes judicial review on Stowmarket and Old Newton Post Office closures

Thursday, 3 July, 2008

David Ruffley MP has welcomed today's decision by lawyers, acting on behalf of local campaigners, to go ahead with a judicial review of the decision by Post Office Ltd to close Crown Street Post Office in Stowmarket and Old Newton Post Office.

David said:

'This is excellent news for Stowmarket and Old Newton. It confirms my view that the decision by Post Office Ltd to close these branches was based on inaccurate information and totally ignored the excellent cases mounted against the closures by local campaigners which highlighted errors in the Post Office data.

'The whole post office consultation exercise was a sham and it is clear that Post Office Ltd paid scant regard to the views of the local communities before confirming the closures. I am delighted that these decisions will now be tested in court.

'I congratulate Rosie Carter and her fellow campaigners on their perseverance in pursuing their campaign against the closures. They have my full support.'