Happy Christmas Prime Minister..... hope you like the card!

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A CHRISTMAS card designed by a Hucknall schoolgirl has been sent to none other than Prime Minister David Cameron.

Ten-year-old AMY LOVETT, of Leen Valley Way, Hucknall, saw off almost 1,000 rivals to win a competition to create a greetings card for the town’s Conservative MP, Mark Spencer.

Amy, of Broomhill Junior School, created a scene featuring reindeer, Santa and penguins.

Mr Spencer, who is the MP for the Sherwood constituency, which includes Hucknall, judged Amy’s effort to be the best and made a surprise visit to the school to present her with a gift voucher and a final version of the card at a special assembly.

Mr Spencer has had 1,000 of the cards printed and has already sent out 800 to VIPs and contacts, including one to Number 10 Downing Street.

He said: “Amy’s card was absolutely brilliant. It was a task to trawl through all the cards but Amy’s really caught the imagination.

“There’s quite a lot of humour in the card and it is clearly not something she took just five minutes to come up with. She put a lot of hard work into it.”

About 50 children from Amy’s school on Broomhill Road took part in the competition. Head teacher Andrew Beckinsale-Yates said: “Amy’s card looks brilliant. She also has some copies herself to send out to family and friends.

“The assembly was a secret, so her face was a picture when Mr Spencer announced her as the winner .

“We are delighted that one of our youngsters was the winner.”

OUR PHOTO shows Amy with her winning card — DISPIC NHUD11-3384-1.