Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn have both paid reverence to NHS staff and other open zone workers in their Christmas messages.
Mr Johnson used his initial Christmas summary as primary apportion to appreciate those staff operative over a holiday.
He also voiced “solidarity” with Christians around a universe who face harm for their beliefs.
Labour’s Mr Corbyn pronounced it was a time of year when “the scale of misapplication and inequality” is in “plain sight”.
He praised people operative in food banks and puncture shelters over Christmas.
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In his message, a PM wished a open “a happy small Christmas” and thanked those operative in a NHS, a infantry and other open services as good as infantry crew on deployment with a armed forces.
Mr Johnson, who will be spending his initial Christmas as PM in Downing Street with his partner Carrie Symonds, pronounced a supervision “stands with” Christians around a universe who are confronting harm for their beliefs.
“For them, Christmas Day will be noted in private, in secret, maybe even in a jail cell,” he said.
“As primary minister, that’s something we wish to change.
“We mount with Christians everywhere, in solidarity, and will urge your right to use your faith.
“So as a nation let us simulate on a year, and applaud a good that is to come.”
In his pointer off, he urged a open to suffer a gratifying period, joking: “Try not to have too many arguments with a in-laws – or anyone else.”
In what is expected to be his final Christmas summary as Labour leader, Mr Corbyn reflected on his ubiquitous choosing defeat, while expressing his wish for a “better world”.
He said: “This has been a formidable year for many of us.
“We didn’t attain in delivering a change that so many people so desperately need,” he said.
“But Christmas is a possibility to listen, simulate and remember all a things that connect us together: a compassion, a integrity to tackle misapplication and a wish for a improved world.”
Mr Corbyn praised those operative in food banks and puncture shelters, assisting a reduction fortunate.
“While we applaud being together, we are reminded of a many who will be alone and sadly waste during Christmas,” he said.
“But a communities are built on munificence and a oneness that comes from that.
“So we do not travel by on a other side.”
Mr Corbyn has formerly pronounced he will mount down as personality “early subsequent year”.
The competition to reinstate him has already begun, with shadow unfamiliar secretary Emily Thornberry a initial MP to strictly chuck her shawl in a ring.
In his message, behaving Liberal Democrat personality Sir Ed Davey spoke about his Christian faith and a “hope, fun and love” of Christmas.
He said: “What could presumably paint hope, fun and adore improved – than a baby baby.
“When we hold my initial child, in a limb of my arm in Kingston Hospital, only mins after he’d been born, that was a initial time we unequivocally accepted how my possess father and mom contingency have desired me.
“So we don’t indeed have to trust in Jesus to recognize that for Christians, Christmas has a deep, surpassing meaning.”