This year, I once again launched my annual Crawley Christmas card competition, writing to every primary school in town inviting local pupils to submit a design to adorn my official MP Christmas card.
Whenever I visit Crawley schools it’s always fantastic to see the range of artworks on display, and this wonderful quality has been shown again in the entries I’ve received in this year’s card competition.
It's clear that the Christmas spirit is alive and well in Crawley! The entries have really captured the feeling and spirit of the festive season; from vivid drawings of Father Christmas and his sleigh, to Christmas trees and snowmen.
It was extremely difficult to select a winner and the runners-up, and I look forward to congratulating them in person to thank them for their efforts in the coming weeks.
As a token of my gratitude I’ll be taking the winner, runners-up and their families on a personal tour of the Houses of Parliament.
I would like to thank every child that took the time to send me their card design, and wish them and their families a very Merry Christmas!
Henry Smith MP