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ROB Meggs (Mail, March 19), said that on March 5, I “exhorted” Hartlepool voters to drop the present mayor and cabinet system, where most Hartlepool borough councillors have almost no power at all, and instead vote for a return to the previous system where elected councillors sitting on committees had the power.

He is mistaken.

I was careful not to try to influence anyone one way or the other.

I simply drew attention to the fact that in November people will be able to vote either to continue with the present mayor and cabinet system or to go back to the system we had 10 years ago.

I didn’t “exhort” anyone to do anything.

Jim Allan,

Hartlepool.