Artistic talents on display as hundreds of young people enter Sefton Central Labour MP Bill Esterson’s Christmas card competition

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Hundreds of young festive artists took part in Sefton Central Labour MP Bill Esterson's Christmas card competition this year.

For the fourth year running, the MP invited the constituency's primary schools to get their pupils to take part in the competition.

Entries came flooding in and judges selected Year 4 Northway Primary pupil Isabelle Donegan's colourful depiction of Santa with some of his elves as the overall winner.

Bill said the entries, and Isabelle's excellent artwork, showed how talented young people in Sefton Central are.

Bill said: "Every year I am impressed by how good the entries for my Christmas card competition are.

"I had hundreds of designs to sift through and it wasn't an easy decision to make because of the high quality of the artwork.

"But after much deliberations, we chose Isabelle Donegan's excellent festive design as the overall winner.

"I came up with the idea of creating a competition for one of our school pupils to design my Christmas cards after visiting our local schools and being astounded by the quality of the artwork."

"This year's entries have proven the calibre of the talent among young people here in Sefton Central."

The winning entry will now be turned into a Christmas card and sent to thousands of constituents throughout Sefton Central.

Bill said: "Isabelle's design is now being printed up and turned into thousands of Christmas cards.

"In the coming weeks thousands of people in Sefton Central will be receiving Isabelle's design through their doors as my Christmas card is delivered.

"As well as that I will be sending her design to my colleagues in Westminster.

"I am very proud to show off the talents of our young artists right here in Sefton Central."