Valewood Primary pupil is named winner of MP Bill Esterson's Cro

Winning Christmas card designer Daniel Jones with Valewood Primary deputy headteacher Linda Higgins and Bill Esterson MP

A Valewood Primary School pupil has designs on Christmas after winning a competition launched by Labour MP Bill Esterson.
 
Year 6 pupil Daniel Jones beat more than 1,000 other primary and secondary school children to be the winner of the Crosby MP's Christmas card competition.
 
MP Bill Esterson said he was extremely impressed by all of the high quality entries, but Daniel's snowy house design stood out.
 
Bill said: "I had thousands of really amazing designs from young people throughout Sefton Central, which made judging the winners really very difficult.
 
"But after much deliberation, it was decided that Alexandra's excellent snowman design would be the Crosby winner.
 
"People throughout Crosby, Blundellsands, Thornton and Hightown will be receiving this fantastic design as part of my Christmas cards and it will also be the card that I send on to my Parliamentary colleagues, including Labour leader Ed Miliband."
 
As well as having the privilege of having her design on the front of Bill's cards, Daniel was presented with an early Christmas present by the MP during a special visit to the Crosby school.
 
Valewood Primary School pupil Daniel Joones' winning Christmas card design.Bill said: "It was really lovely to go into Valewood and to see all the children, and to surprise Daniel with the news that he had won.
 
"I presented all of the children who entered the competition with a certificate and Daniel received a special prize which had been kindly donated by Tesco.
 
"I'd like to thank all of the schools that took part, all the pupils that took part, Valewood Deputy Headteacher Linda Higgins and Tesco for the prizes.
 
"I really couldn't have asked for a better design for the Christmas cards.
 
"It just highlights how talented our young people are in Sefton."