EAST Lancashire's MPs have revealed their choice of constituency Christmas cards for 2020 - with the exception of Blackburn's Kate Hollern gave the money she would have spent on festive messages to charity.

They are a mix of the traditional, amusing and winners of school competitions.

House of Commons Speaker and Chorley MP Sir Lindsay Hoyle has gone formal with an image of the painting 'The Building of Westminster Bridge' by John Anderson with the Houses of Parliament in the background.

His deputy Ribble Valley's Nigel Evans has gone seaside postcard with picture of him sharing a joke his friend and boss 'Mr Speaker'.

Burnley MP Antony Higginbotham has chosen artwork from two school children who won his Christmas card competition.

They are Jay a year nine pupil at Coal Clough Academy and Maisey, a year six pupil at Wellfield Methodist Anglican Primary School.

His Hyndburn Tory colleague Sara Britcliffe took the same option with paintings by Lucy-Lou Waring from Green Haworth and Ella Freedman of Hyndburn Academy.

Pendle MP Andrew Stephenson also ran a schools’ competition choosing an image from Brooke Burgan, aged 11, from Park Primary School for his Christmas card.

His Tory colleage in Rossendale and Darwen Jake Berry went traditional this year with a painting of a snowy Big Ben

Labour MP Mrs Hollern said: "2020 has been a difficult year for everyone, and I know that charities have also struggled to fundraise.

"On this basis I have decided that instead of issuing Christmas Cards I will be donating to The East Lancashire Hospice and the Trussell Trust."

The trust runs foodbanks including the one in Blackburn.

Mr Higginbotham said: "This Christmas I wanted to reflect the best of Burnley and Padiham by showing the brilliant creativity of our young people."