MP Yvette Cooper was given a first-hand look at the work of the postal service during the festive period when she visited the delivery office in Pontefract.
Ms Cooper called in to a Royal Mail’s delivery office on Friday to see how staff are preparing for the company’s busiest time of the year.
The Trinity Street office handles almost 65,000 pieces of mail every day in December.
Ms Cooper said: “It was fantastic to be shown around the delivery office and see how things work.
“I couldn’t believe that a standard delivery office like Pontefract handles nearly 65,000 pieces of mail a day at this time of year.
“The systems are ingenious and the staff are working really hard to make sure everyone gets the things they need in the run up to the festive period.”
Chris Pease, Pontefract delivery office manager, said: “Our staff are working extremely hard to deliver Christmas cards, letters and parcels to people across Pontefract and the surrounding area.”