COUNCILLOR: Where have they gone?

Returning from a week in Slough '“ my children have always enjoyed exotic locations '“ thanks to the local Conservatives, I found a copy of their Northumberland News waiting for me on the mat.

Friday, 14th December 2018, 7:00 am

Ever since that Brexit advert which suggested millions would be returned to the NHS once we had taken back control of our affairs from Brussels, I quickly moved beyond a headline claiming the NHS will benefit from a budget boost.

Having spent a week travelling the capital’s public transport, I had had enough of works of fiction masquerading there as railway timetables to last a lifetime, and went straight to the back page, where there was a list of local Conservative councillors.

No matter how closely I looked, one name was missing – that of my local councillor, Roderick Lawrie, who is supposed to represent Norham and Islandshire.

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I knew that he could be difficult to contact, and had even heard rumours that he had re-located to the Isle of Man. Never in my wildest imagination did I consider he might no longer exist, that he might have been vaped in one of the tobacco products he markets – literally gone up in smoke.

Could someone please tell me what has happened to Coun Lawrie?

Colin Wakeling,