May 14: Fears for public services in the aftermath of Tory majority

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From: H O Griffiths, Pickering.

SO the voting is over and done, and the people (but mainly the tabloid press and the British-Biased Corporation) have had their say and received the end product they apparently craved, a right wing Conservative government of public school privilege determined to dissect and destroy all that the rest of us cherish (and for which previous generations worked so hard for).

And so it is, that although between 2010 and 2015 the coalition began to dismantle much of our public service infrastructure (such as libraries), introduced vindictive measures such as the bedroom tax and undermined the National Health Service, all this will be nothing (unless we confront these issues face to face) when we pause to reflect in 2020 on the disaster of five more years of Tory rule.

From: David Owen, Eldwick.

THE election result shows that the British electorate know the fundamental truth, that you cannot share out a cake until someone has baked one. The only bakers we have are in the private sector and the sooner Left-leaning politicians realise it, the better.

From: Kris Hopkins, MP for Keighley & Ilkley, North Street, Keighley, West Yorkshire.

I WOULD like to sincerely thank the 21,766 voters who chose to re-elect me to serve the Keighley and Ilkley parliamentary constituency for another five years. I also assure those who did not support me that I will continue to work equally hard for them.

It was a long and exhausting campaign but always conducted in the best traditions of British democracy and fair play. For this, I would like to pay particular tribute to my opponents. They fought the election on the issues of greatest importance to local people and were a credit to their respective parties. I wish each one of them well in the future.

From: ME Wright, Harrogate.

LIKE Geoffrey F Bryant (The Yorkshire Post, May 11), I lost no sleep over the Eton head’s plaintive plea for aid for his more cash-strapped customers. Could it be that some of them might be reduced to sending their children to State schools?

In the same issue, we are told that nearly two-thirds of new MPs went to comprehensives, demonstrating that endless claims of the abject failure of the State system are untrue. What we are not told is how many MPs, having been well served by their State school, still opt to buy their own children out of the system.