Wansbeck MP Ian Lavery has broken with Parliamentary tradition for the second year running by inviting a group of children to design his own personal Christmas cards.
This year, he asked youngsters from Collingwood School and Media Arts College in Morpeth to submit drawings and paintings that could be used on his card to wish people a happy Christmas and a healthy and happy New Year.
There were so many good ones that he chose 14 to be framed, which he then presented to some of the pupils and staff at the school.
Mr Lavery said: “MPs can simply buy the House of Commons card to send out at Christmas, but I would much rather have a personal one designed by young people from my Wansbeck constituency.
“It was a really tough job to select the best of some wonderfully creative and imaginative designs and a great pleasure to go to the school and thank some of them personally.”