WEST Wilts MP Dr Andrew Murrison will be speaking to a rally of post office protesters on Friday.

As part of National Post Office Week, he will join local people at the protest at Wren's Shop & Post Office in East Knoyle at 10am.

The week of action, which began today, has been organised by the umbrella group Future for our Post Office, of which the Countryside Alliance is a part.

The Wiltshire event is one of a series taking place across the UK, including a mass rally and lobby of Parliament to be held tomorrow.

The campaign aims to highlight the current Government consultation on the future of the Post Office network and encourage people to take part to fight for their own local service.

Delly Everard, Countryside Alliance Regional Director for Wessex said: "We all feel that the Government has missed the point on Post Offices and are urging them to realise the huge social benefit that they provide. Current Government plans propose closing 2,500 sub-Post Offices across the UK, saying they are not financially viable."