For the thirteenth successive year, Sir George visited the Sorting Office at Andover to see the postmen and women sorting the letters and packets before they went out on delivery.
"The number of packets being posted has grown enormously, with more people doing their Christmas shopping on the internet. This has changed the pattern of work at the sorting office, and I compliment the postmen and women for continuing to deliver a first class service to Andover and nearby villages".
Sir George met Glen Wright, the Delivery Office Manager, and spoke to many of the 94 postmen and women who deliver Andover's Christmas mailbag to over 23,500 addresses in his constituency.
"It was a pleasure to meet my own postman, John Gilmore, who provides residents of Penton Mewsey with a first class service. I went round the day after I answered a question in the House of Commons from an MP where the service had been suspended because of the bad weather, and I am obviously pleased that that hasn't had to happen down here".