HUDDERSFIELD MP Barry Sheerman has not sent out Christmas cards.
But the MP has used money saved to help two local charities.
He is instead donating all the money saved to two local charities, the West Yorkshire Forget Me Not Trust, a charity raising funds for a new children's hospice in Huddersfield, and the Kirkwood Hospice in Dalton.
Mr Sheerman said today: "Rather than spending money on a large number of Christmas cards, I decided that sending out an e-card would be a more environmentally frien- dly way to wish people a Happy Christmas.
"The money I have saved is being donated to two local charities that I visited this year and that continue to do great work for the local community.
"In 2007, I will continue to campaign for small steps that individuals can take in their lives to benefit not only the environment, but also contribute to good causes."