|Conor McGinn, MP for St Helens North, experienced the challenges involved in delivering the post when he joined local postie, Ryan Cunliffe, on his delivery round in St Helens North.Conor is one of a number of local Members of Parliament being invited to go out with postmen and women across the UK to see the lengths Royal Mail goes to deliver the post.
The purpose of the visits is to give Members of Parliament a unique insight into the challenges of delivering mail to every house and business in their constituency, six days a week.
Stephen Norris, Delivery Office Manager at St Helens North, who briefed Conor before he set off on his walk said:хЪ”We’re delighted that Conor McGinn MP is taking the time to experience the everyday challenges faced by our delivery postmen and women.
“The visit gave us the opportunity to show Conor how we are modernising and transforming the organisation. We are investing in new sorting and delivery equipment as we respond to the changing nature of the modern postbag. We are delivering more parcels and fewer letters than ever before and the tools for the job need to reflect that.”
Commenting McGinn said:
“Postmen and women not only deliver the mail, but play an important part in the local communities across the St Helens North.
“I joined local postman Ryan, and it provided a real insight into the hard work posties do week in and week out.
“They deliver a fantastic service, often in poor weather conditions, and I would like to thank Ryan and other postmen and women for the invaluable work they do.”
Royal Mail is currently transforming its operation, which means every part of the process from collecting, transporting, sorting and delivering the mail is being improved to increase efficiency.