HC Deb 26 March 1885 vol 296 c664

asked the Postmaster General, Whether a country postmaster is justified in taking an active part in politics by publishing letters and making speeches in favour of particular candidates, and by permitting letter carriers to distribute political leaflets which have not been sent through the post; and, if not, whether he will order a discontinuance of the practice?


A postmaster is certainly not justified in acting in the manner described by the hon. Member, and if he will let me know where such practices have taken place immediate steps shall be taken to prevent their recurrence. In my opinion, it is highly undesirable that a postmaster should act as a political partizan.