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Local girl wins MP's Christmas card competition

The winning design of Dudley MP Ian Austin's Christmas card competition will be sent to Queen and Prime Minister.

A Christmas card designed by Alanah Carroll of Straits 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 Alanah with her chosen with her prize at Straits Primary School during a carol service on Friday 18th December at 9:30am.

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

The winning design shows a snowman with holly leaves and a Merry Christmas message.

Samantha Jayne Mason from Cotwall End Primary, Zuzanna Szczepanek from Foxyards Primary School, Jack Witton from Priory Primary School and Evie Graham from Milking Bank Primary School were picked as runners up.

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 Alanah’s design with the snowman, which was brilliantly drawn and very festive.

“It’s a huge privilege to go to Straits Primary and present her with an award for her 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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