The MP for Kingston and Surbiton popped into Kingston’s delivery office to share his Christmas greetings with postal workers.

Ed Davey MP was shown around the delivery office by manager Gary Hall and introduced to postal workers delivering mail over the Christmas period.

The Lib Dem MP said: “At no other time is the hard work and dedication of postmen and women clearer than during the festive period.

“There is a huge amount of effort and dedication that goes into delivering a first class Christmas all over the country.

“It was great to meet the team here at Kingston Upon Thames and thank them for the extraordinary lengths they go to ensure Christmas parcels and cards are delivered to loved ones on time, as well as thanking them for delivering our mail services all through the year, in all weathers.”

Mr Hall added: "we'd like to remind our customers to post early and to ensure all their mail is posted by the recommended dates, so that friends and family can enjoy their Christmas greetings and parcels.

“If everyone uses the postcode on every item of mail, this also helps us greatly in the job that we do at this very busy time.”

The last recommended posting dates for Christmas are December 18 for second class, December 20 for first class, and December 22 for special delivery.