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PUPILS HELP MP RUTH WISH EVERYONE MERRY CHRISTMAS

ARTISTIC pupils helped their MP wish everyone seasonal greetings by designing her Christmas card.

A competition was held at Mill Hill Primary, which saw dozens of youngsters produce colourful festive ideas for the official card of Stoke-on-Trent North MP Ruth Smeeth.

Ruth then visited the school to judge the competition and to pick a winner. After plenty of deliberation, she chose seven year-old Eva Wainwright’s design, which will feature on the front of the card. It consists of two open hands with snowmen as the fingers.

Two runners-up, Harrison Perry, nine, and Chloe Gibson, 11,were also chosen and their designs will feature on the back of the card.

Ruth said: “I’d like to thank everyone at Mill Hill who got involved in the competition. There were some fantastic designs and it was really difficult to pick a winner because the standard was so high. It really adds a local touch to the card and I am sure it will put a smile on people’s faces when they open it.”

Ruth’s Christmas card is sent out to constituents, local businesses and other MPs and employees at the House of Parliament, so will be seen by some of the most prominent people in the country.

Mill Hill Headteacher Sharon Bates said: “It was great of Ruth to ask the pupils to come up with designs for her Christmas card.

“They were very excited to get involved and took a lot of time to put their ideas together. A lot of imagination went into them.”

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