MP Alan Duncan urges people to send him addresses to help solve postcode problem

MP Alan Duncan and Rutland County Council leader Roger Begy at Oakham Castle to see the newly refurbished bust of former Rutland MP G.H. Finch.
MP Alan Duncan and Rutland County Council leader Roger Begy at Oakham Castle to see the newly refurbished bust of former Rutland MP G.H. Finch.
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Rutland MP Alan Duncan has called for the Royal Mail to end cases of Rutland addresses being labelled as Leicestershire.

Mr Duncan has been arguing for the county’s independence to be respected in the postal system for more than a decade, and he is now calling on his constituents who have had their addresses wrongly marked to help sort out the problem by sending their addresses.

Despite the county having regained its status as a unitary authority in 1997, many addresses are marked as falling withing Leicestershire. In some cases, online retail systems refuse to recognise Rutland as a county, forcing shoppers to put down the wrong county to ensure delivery.

Mr Duncan is now urging his constituents to help him in his fight.

He said: “Many of us are fed up with receiving bills, letters or packages that make Rutland out to be in Leicestershire or worse, not exist at all.

“It shouldn’t be hard to companies to get the basics right.

“We are our own county and want to be recognised as such. I call on people who have had their Rutland addresses put in the wrong county to get in touch so I can show the Royal Mail exactly where the gaps in the system are.”

People can send their address to alan.duncan.mp@parliament.uk