POLITICIANS' Christmas Cards designs never fail to attract attention, from Corbyn’s sad-looking bicycle to Cameron and Osborne taking the risk of letting political cartoonist 'Matt' loose on theirs.

It may seem like a small thing given the political year we've had, but I use my Christmas cards as a chance to look back on the year; wish colleagues the very best for the new year and thank all those who have helped me.

For the fifth year in a row I asked children from local schools in my constituency to design a Christmas card for me, and as ever they didn’t disappoint.

My team and I love looking at their wonderfully imaginative designs.

Some take the more traditional route, some cleverly incorporate tourist attractions locally or Big Ben and Parliament, and others are a little more imaginative – I once had a Christmas crab! The only problem is picking the winner...

As ever, the response from schools has been excellent this year with hundreds of entries coming in from children of all ages.

It's always extremely difficult to choose, and of course wonderful to see the children taking such pride in their entries.

I try to pick a variety with different themes and colours – you can check out photos of the winners on my website.

The winning designs are sent out to about 1,000 people; community organisations, local businesses and fellow MPs.

After much deliberating I've chosen a winner from each school that entered.

This year the talented children are Giulia Spano from St Aloysius Catholic Primary School; Helena Landis from Oxford High Junior School; Iona Remmington from Radley Primary School; Jack Pettifer from Our Lady’s Abingdon; Kaya Mahli from Phil & Jim's; Laura Cowan from D’Overbroecks; Thomaz Zahl from the Dragon Prep, and Rory Smith from Northern House.

As well has having their designs made in to professional cards to go out, the winners come to Parliament with their families for a tour and treats – it's great to put faces to the names of those who have taken the time to design such lovely cards.

Its safe to say we have a number of budding artists in Oxford West and Abingdon and I know everyone will be just as impressed as I was when they receive the cards their cards.

So finally I'd like to thank all of the children who entered, and I hope everyone has had an enjoyable Christmas and a prosperous New Year!