This year, my Christmas card was designed by: Katherine Proudler, Primary 4G pupil from Buckstone Primary School.

Katherine’s colourful flying reindeer picture was chosen as the winning entry in the South Edinburgh Christmas card design competition by the Speaker of the House of Commons, the Rt Hon John Bercow MP. I will present Katherine with her prize at a special awards ceremony hosted by Emma McFadden, Deputy Store Manager at Sainsbury’s Cameron Toll. Prizes will also be awarded to the winning entrants from each participating school and their lovely designs can be seen on the back of the card.


This year saw more than 2,000 children from twelve schools in Edinburgh South take part and it remains the most popular MP Christmas card competition in the UK. Due to generous sponsorship from Sainsbury’s at Cameron Toll every school winner wins a prize.

As well as being my constituency Christmas card a small number are sent around the world, and once again this year they will land on the doormats of Buckingham Palace, 10 Downing Street and the White House.

You can see a selection of the finalists from all of the local schools on display in Sainsbury’s Cameron Toll during the festive period and in this year’s festive edition of my eMagazine. I’m sure you will agree that the local artistic talent is brilliant.

The teachers, parents and all of the young people who take part each year deserve special praise for the continued success of the competition and I would like to thank you all.

Huge thanks also go to the fantastic team at Sainsbury’s Cameron Toll for their generous assistance, and to all of my constituents for their help and support throughout the year.

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