Today, Post Office Ltd announced their decision to relocate services to WHSmith in Trinity Walk, following the closure of Wakefield Crown Post Office.
The news comes after a consultation over several months on Post Office Ltd's proposal to move the service to the WHSmith store, where it will operate as a franchise.
Mary campaigned locally against the closure of the Northgate branch, with over 200 local people signing her petition, and signed an early day motion in Parliament calling on the Government to intervene to protect the branch.
Reacting to the news, Mary said: “Over 200 people signed my petition to save the Crown Post Office on Northgate, so I am disappointed to hear that the relocation to WHSmith is going ahead. It’s another blow for our high street, as the Post Office helped support local businesses by bringing customers into the area. I will work closely with both Post Office Ltd and WHSmith to ensure that neither customers nor long-serving staff lose out.”