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PUBLISHED: 11:38 05 June 2009 | UPDATED: 09:56 06 July 2010

I THINK it is probably true to say that the majority of us tend to vote for a political party, rather than a political candidate.

Public opinion would have it appear that we will have a Conservative government after the next election.

I THINK it is probably true to say that the majority of us tend to vote for a political party, rather than a political candidate.

Public opinion would have it appear that we will have a Conservative government after the next election.

All well and good.

However, how can we think party politics alone when discussing our local MP Bob Blizzard.

I have been eligible to vote for 50 years. I can honestly say that until moving to Lowestoft, some years ago, I had never set eyes on my local MP.

I have had Mr Blizzard on my doorstep twice (each time a Sunday) not canvassing for my vote but seeking public support regarding matters close to heart such as the third crossing and other matters relating to the welfare of his constituents.

This is no posturing cabinet minister trying to justify bringing his country to the verge of bankruptcy.

This is not a man given to cheating on his expenses.

I don't think a mop and bucket can be put in the same league as mortgages, moats and mallards.

This is a decent man who never fails to support a good cause and works hard for Lowestoft.

The question must be asked.

Would it be morally right to dispense with his services because by reflection he is tainted by the inept senior politicians who have made Westminster a laughing stock?

This is not a party political letter on behalf of the Labour Party.

For the last 50 years I have been, and will remain, a staunch Conservative.

CHRISTOPHER WHYTE

Deepdale

Carlton Colville

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