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Christmas 2021: Message from Stephen Morgan MP

Last Christmas was incredibly difficult for communities across our city.

Lockdown and tighter restrictions meant many of us had to spend most of the festive season at home, leaving many feeling cut off and isolated.

This year, despite the emergence of omicron variant and ‘plan B’, many will be trying to be together safely with loved ones again this Christmas.

That is in no small part down to our city working together to tackle the worst of the pandemic. Whether that’s volunteering at local vaccine centres to get jabs in arms, donating to local foodbanks, or our local frontline workers helping to keep Portsmouth and the country moving.

But whilst we hope this Christmas will be an opportunity to catch up with each other after another tough year, it’s so important we all play our part to make sure no one is left lonely this festive season.

Whether that’s a chat over a cup of tea, a knock on the door, or sending a card to a neighbour just up the road, there’s something we can all do to bring people together this Christmas.

I hope you’ll join me in helping to tackle loneliness this winter, as we look to ring in a new year.

Until then though, I wish you all a very happy, and safe, Christmas.

Stephen Morgan MP