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Local boy wins MP's Christmas card competition

Card will be sent to people across the country.


A Christmas card designed by Joseph Alexander Sheppard of Foxyards Primary School in Dudley will be finding its way through the letterboxes of hundreds of people across the country, including the Queen, the Prime Minister and the Speaker of the House of Commons, after the youngster won Ian Austin’s Parliamentary Christmas card competition.

Austin will be presenting Joseph with his prize at Foxyards Primary School, Foxyards Drive, DY4 8BH during the school assembly on Monday 11th December at 9am.

Austin invited local school kids to design his parliamentary Christmas cards and received hundreds of entries.

The winning design shows a Christmas scene with Santa flying over the Houses of Parliament as well as Dudley’s own famous landmarks.

The cards have been professionally printed in full colour and include the name and school of the winner and three runners up. Prizes include a family ticket to Dudley Zoo and Castle, a family ticket to the Black Country Museum and gift vouchers for Hobbycraft.

The card will be sent to hundreds of Dudley residents, charities, businesses and community groups as well as national figures like the Queen, Prime Minister and the Speaker of the House of Commons.

Ian Austin MP said:

“Yet again, the standard of this year’s entrants has been really high. I loved Joseph's design of a Christmas scene with well-known Dudley landmarks such as the castle and zoo.

“It’s a huge privilege to go to Foxyards Primary and present Joseph with an award for his design skills.

“I’d like to thank all of the children and the schools who entered, and the local businesses who donated prizes.”

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