AN ITCHEN Abbas Primary School boy will have his drawing sent to some of Britian’s top political figures this year after winning a Christmas card competition.

Ellis Gauntlett Boak, aged four, was announced the winner of MP Steve Brine’s competition for his picture of a robin wearing a hat and scarf.

Ellis’s picture will adorn Christmas cards, as used by Steve Brine, to be sent to the Prime Minister, Buckingham Palace and local community groups and charities.

Local artist, Judy Strafford, joined to judge the competition this year which also saw commendations handed out to several other children including Alexander Roots from Sherborne House School, Reece McBride from South Wonston Primary School and Summer Osborne, Elizabeth Groves, Katie Blatchford and Isabelle Andrew from Prince’s Mead School.

Steve said: “This is the third year for my Christmas card competition and the standard remains as high as ever. I am hugely grateful to Judy Strafford for judging, as well as the teachers, staff and of course the children who worked so hard to allow this successful event to take place. “A special well done to Ellis for his outstanding contribution, this is the first time a reception year entry has won first prize and it was richly deserved.”

Ellis was presented with a family ticket for the Theatre Royal panto of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves.