Dear Sir,

I had dealings with Paul Howell, as a Durham County Councillor for the Aycliffe North & Middridge Ward, and considered him to be a reasonable, moderate Conservative.

However, as MP for Sedgefield, he has apparently been nothing but ‘Lobby Fodder’, unquestioningly supporting our Government of right-wing extremists as they make the UK ‘world-beating’, unfortunately usually by our being worse than everyone else!

I can only hope that he will eventually see the error of his ways, and will be prepared to put his constituent’s interests before those of his cowed and subservient Party.

Alan Jordan, South Side, Middridge