The term Humberside could be dropped forever from postal addresses due to a long-running campaign by Beverley and Holderness MP Graham Stuart.
After more than four years of meetings, co-ordinating joint submissions and calling on Postcomm to drop the title from electronic files used by the Royal Mail, Mr Stuart says progress is being made.
He explained: “We are not there yet, but I am very hopeful we will get the right result.
“For years people who live in the East Riding of Yorkshire, Hull and across the Humber in North and North East Lincolnshire have simply not understood why this has taken so long to put right.”
He added: “I have met with Royal Mail directors, senior members of the Postal Services Commission Postcomm, I have written numerous letters to both and I have co-ordinated joint submissions and pleas from other MPs and councillors across the area for the term ‘Humberside’ to be dropped.
“But we are still plagued with post arriving with the wrong county information on it: we are proud to live in the East Riding of Yorkshire, not Humberside.”
Mr Stuart says he is delighted the Royal Mail is now advising their commercial database customers that they do not need to use the old county names.
He now wants the Royal Mail to stop providing its customers with the file with these old county names in it to get rid of Humberside on our envelopes for good.
“I have written to tell them this and am hopeful it can be achieved,” he said.
“I know many of my constituents will be delighted if it is finally decided to rectify this error.”