Mark experienced what is involved in delivering the post when he joined local postman Gary Watson on his delivery round in Westminster this morning.
Mark is one of a number of local MPs being invited to go out with postmen and women to see the lengths Royal Mail goes to to deliver the post.
Doug Brammer, Royal Mail Delivery Manager, who briefed Mark before he set off on his walk said: “We’re delighted that Mark Field MP is taking the time to experience the every day challenges faced by our delivery postmen and women.
“The visit gave us the opportunity to show him how we are modernising and transforming the organisation. We are investing in new sorting and delivery equipment as we respond to the changing nature of the modern postbag. We are delivering more parcels and fewer letters than ever before and the tools for the job need to reflect that.”
Mark said: “It as fascinating to see the work that goes on behind the scenes to deliver the mail on a daily basis, and the way the mailbag is changing.
“Postmen and women perform an incredibly important function in our community, and I want to thank Gary, and all the other Royal Mail postmen and women in Cities of London and Westminster, for their hard work.”
Royal Mail is currently transforming its operation, which means every part of the process from collecting, transporting, sorting and delivering the mail is being improved to increase efficiency.