THE importance of parcel deliveries in rural parts of the county of Wrexham has been discussed at an event held in parliament.

Susan Elan Jones MP joined Labour Shadow Minister for Steel, Postal Affairs and Consumer Protection Gill Furniss MP and other parliamentarians at a recent round-table in Parliament with Royal Mail.

The gathering, which was organised by the Industry and Parliament Trust, included discussions about customers in rural areas and considered things such as the meteoric rise of e-commerce.

Speaking afterwards, Susan Elan Jones MP said: "Since I was first elected to Parliament, I have been speaking up for rural communities.

"I have taken a strong interest in postal and parcel delivery services - and was proud to have been supported by the Communication Workers Union at the last general election.

"Technology has meant many changes in recent years. Some of the changes have been really positive, but others pose problems.

"I am concerned we get the basics right. I don't want to see a delivery market that is slanted unfairly against Royal Mail and above all, I don't want to see anything that undermines universal provision to every part of the country, including the rural communities of the Clwyd South constituency."

The Clwyd South Labour MP was also commended by the Industry and Parliament Trust for her research into corporate social responsibility and community investment - research that saw the MP make local visits to the Wrexham Foodbank, Tesco, Co-op-supported charities, Moneypenny and their linked charity We Mind the Gap.