MP’s Christmas card competition winner named

7 December 2012

The MP for Harrogate and Knaresborough, Andrew Jones, will be using a design created by Aspin Park Primary School year six pupil Maisie Jackson for his ‘Create a Christmas card for your MP’ competition.



Every year since being elected as an MP, Andrew has run the competition with local primary schools, where pupils aged between four and 11-years-old are asked to design a Christmas card which he sends to many local people and organisations.

The cards were judged by District Mayoress Sylvia Windass, Penny Mackenzie – a former primary school teacher, and Amanda Reeve who works at Harrogate High school.

Andrew said:

The competition has been a great success for the past two years and I believe there is no better way to spread the Christmas cheer than to get local school children involved in designing my card.

It was wonderful to see so many colourful and creative entries to the competition and it was very difficult to pick a winner. Maisie’s drawing was full of warmth and Christmas cheer, the judges were very impressed.

Maisie was awarded a framed copy of her Christmas card. Each primary school that entered had a ‘local winner’ and every child who submitted an entry received a special certificate signed by Mr Jones.


Andrew Jones MP with Maisie Jackson and her parents, holding a framed copy of her design
Andrew Jones MP with Maisie Jackson and her parents, holding a framed copy of her design


The local winners were:

  • Bilton Grange C.P. School: Christian Corbett
  • Boroughbridge Primary School: Marcus Charlesworth
  • Brackenfield School: Annabelle Greenwood
  • Oatlands Infant School: Ruby Stewart
  • Scotton Lingerfield Primary School: Faith Boanas
  • Stavely Community Primary School: Libby Doswell
  • Springwater Primary School: Noel Biju
  • St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School: Owen Taylor
  • St Mary’s Catholic Primary School: Olivia Geraghty

The cards were kindly sponsored by local print and design company, Platinum Print.

For more information on Andrew or the work he does in the constituency, please visit his website on:


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