Political decency

Sir Alan Beith MP and Liberal Democrat prospective parliamentary candidate Julie P�rksen visited contract research facility Covance in Alnwick to discuss its plans for the future. sir Alan said: "Covance provides jobs and opportunities both for graduate scientists and for school leavers which are very important to the local community." They are pictrured with Covance site lead Sally Old, left.
Sir Alan Beith MP and Liberal Democrat prospective parliamentary candidate Julie P�rksen visited contract research facility Covance in Alnwick to discuss its plans for the future. sir Alan said: "Covance provides jobs and opportunities both for graduate scientists and for school leavers which are very important to the local community." They are pictrured with Covance site lead Sally Old, left.

The heading of this letter may cause many to think of a contradiction of terms but I for one believe there are some in politics who have integrity and decency in the heart of their being.

Two such people are our present MP Sir Alan Beith and his prospective replacement Julie Porksen.

I was pleased to read in the recent Trevelyan Express that the Conservative candidate is proposing a ‘fair fight’ pledge.

My pleasure, however, was short lived as I read further on the same page where Julie Porksen went on to be smeared in a most reprehensible way.

A known Conservative made the false allegation that she lives in ‘the elite SW1 postcode’ and works for a firm of spin doctors in London.

This is completely untrue and makes a mockery of the ‘Fair Fight Pledge’.

With this type of gutter politics could anyone believe anything else from the Trevelyan Express?

To make matters worse another letter casts doubt on Julie Porksen’s Northumbrian credentials.

Are we thus to assume that the only Northumbrians are those whose families can be traced back perhaps 10 generations?

That would of course exclude most of the electorate but perhaps that is what Mrs Trevelyan is trying to do?

John Holwell,

King Street,

Seahouses