Local campaigners have said the plans to privatise Royal Mail would particularly hit rural areas like Cumbria. Carl Webb of the Communication Worker's Union was one of those protesting outside Carlisle Town Hall.
Postal workers have been protesting against the proposed privatisation of the Royal Mail. Campaigners urged people passing Carlisle Town Hall to sign postcards urging the government to reconsider. The Communication Workers' Union said it would particularly affect rural areas such as Cumbria.