Boris Johnson must prove he cares about North – Yorkshire Post Letters
FORMER Liberal MP Michael Meadowcroft’s detail (The Yorkshire Post, October 9) traces the Leeds Conservative Office further beyond my experience of the late 40s when the Leeds office was 147 The Headrow and was head office for all associations within the Leeds Parliamentary Wards at that time.
In the 50s I moved to the Barkston Ash Division bounded by Selby, Wetherby and Garforth, the MP being Sir Leonard Ropner with Tadcaster locating the head office for the associations within the Parliamentary constituency.
Perhaps Amanda Milling, the current Tory chair, will expand on the direction and objectives of the recently announced Leeds head office. Will it embrace the ‘blue wall seats’ across the whole of the North. If so how? And do the hopes of the people still align with the manifesto as she suggests?
From: Coun Nigel Boddy (Lib Dem), Fife Road, Darlington.
THE Yorkshire Post journalist Geri Scott’s appearance on the Andrew Marr Show was a refreshing change. But I would like to respond to her comments about the rurality of Rishi Sunak’s seat of Richmond.
Parts of the constituency are adjacent to Stockton. Villages a 30-minute stroll from Darlington town centre are also in Rishi Sunak’s seat. The Richmond constituency does contain Catterick Garrison. Stokesley is a commuter town for Middlesbrough. Therein probably lies the explanation for the infection rate for Mr Sunak’s seat.
From: Peter Rickaby, Selby.
I AM not sure if even a bottomless pit of money would ever satisfy the needs of regional mayors Dan Jarvis and
Andy Burnham. Like Oliver Twist, they continually demand more.
From: Peter Hyde, Driffield.
FOLLOWING the billions lost due to the pandemic, I would have thought that the Government would have been looking at ways to cut non-essential public spending. That white elephant HS2 has already doubled in price, and for what purpose? To gain a few minutes on a journey for people who will no longer want to travel if the coronavirus is allowed to continue. What a waste.
From: Paul Morley, Ribblesdale Estate, Long Preston, Skipton.
BOXING Day hunts, a great British tradition, are to go ahead but without spectators and with no social gatherings before and after the hunt. I’m sure the hunts will respect this. Will the hunt saboteurs do the same?
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