BARNOLDSWICK schoolgirl Ramona Brennan is the winner of Pendle MP Andrew Stephenson's annual Christmas card competition - and one has already been delivered to the Prime Minister. 

The design by10 year old Ramona, who goes to St Joseph's Catholic Primary School, was selected out of hundreds of entries and  has been used on the front cover of Mr Stephenson's official Christmas card sent out to thousands of people including local businesses, fellow MPs, the Prime Minister and even, His Majesty the King.

The competition has this year been sponsored by Silentnight and Barnfield Construction, with prizes on offer for the winner, and the two runners-up, Annabelle Jackson, 10 from Park Primary School, Colne ; and Evie Whitehead, eight, from Roughlee Primary School.

Mr Stephenson visited all three schools to present the lucky and talented winners with their prizes. He also took the winning design to show to Prime Minister Rishi Sunak.

He said: “My thanks to this year’s sponsors, Silentnight and Barnfield Construction, which mean there were some really excellent prizes on offer. Each year I receive hundreds of brilliant designs from school children across the whole of Pendle and this year hasn’t disappointed!

"It was difficult to pick a winner from the fantastic entries and would like to thank all those that put in the time and effort to enter. I hope the finished card will bring plenty of festive cheer to those receiving it.”