John Healey MP announced the winner of his annual Christmas card competition today.

Every year his card – which is sent to hundreds of people – is designed by local schoolchildren. This Christmas it is the turn of Brookfield Academy in Swinton.

Mr Healey presented gifts to the winner and 10 runners up – pupils aged from six to 10 – during a special assembly.

He said: “As always, the standard of entries from the children was high and choosing a winner was very difficult. I want to thank them all for taking part and for welcoming me to their school on Friday.”

The winning design is a shiny Santa designed by nine-year-old Xander Heusel.

There were 10 runners-up: Hollie Lloyd, age 6; Evie Blunn, age 6; George Newton, age 6; Annabelle Aitken, age 7; Brandon Tempest, age 7; Gracie-May Herbert, age 7; Ellie Roberts, age 7; Olivia Stocks, age 8; Georgia Beresford, age 10; Alex Hansom, age 10.