Vote was split

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OUR Opposition MP is getting quite good at talking about petitions showing strength of feeling.

He said it about the petition against library closures and now he says it about cancelled bus services (Mail, April 12).

What about the strength of feeling of 30,000 of your constituents who wanted you to save the University Hospital of Hartlepool Mr Wright?

That strength of feeling almost cost you your seat at the last General Election.

It was only the fact that there were two excellent candidates standing against you – one who wants our hospital kept open and lost services restored, and the other whose party wants us out of Europe – that the vote was split.

It was shown that more people voted against you than for you Mr Wright. So think of that when you talk about strength of feeling.

Ian Holliday,

Heronspool Close,

Hartlepool.