David Williams, Labour's Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for Crewe and Nantwich, said:
"Today is a very special day and I hope everyone enjoys themselves. It is particularly special for children and a chance for families to take a well earned breather from the daily grind.
"My thoughts are with those who have to work on Christmas Day and, particularly our emergency service workers and our armed forces, my thanks go out to them.
"There are of course people across the world who are living in much poorer circumstances than us. It is important that we remember them and direct some of our seasonal generosity towards tackling worldwide poverty. Political solutions are also crucial and it is incumbent upon all politicians to work towards a lasting worldwide settlement on conflict, famine, poverty and other humanitarian issues.
"Please accept my sincere best wishes and season’s greetings."
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