Harrogate and Knaresborough MP, Andrew Jones, will be using a design created by Louisa Stokes – a pupil at Western Primary School in Harrogate – for his Christmas e-card.
The design was chosen from hundreds submitted by local school children in response to Mr Jones’s ‘Create a Christmas e-card for your MP’ competition. The competition has run for each of the last seven years and it is the first time that a pupil from Western Primary School has won.
Louisa’s e-card will be sent to local groups and constituents.
The competition entries were judged by the Mayor, Cllr Anne Jones, Penny Mackenzie – a former primary school teacher, and Amanda Reeve who works at Harrogate High school.
This competition always feels like the start of Christmas to me. There were hundreds of designs entered and it was clear that a lot of effort had been put in to them by the pupils. Louisa’s design was colourful, creative and full of Christmas cheer, the judges were very impressed and I know that the recipients will be too.
Louisa 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 personally signed by Mr Jones.