Ben Murphy misrepresents both my assertions and my intention (Speaker can represent us, Letters, September 26).

I never questioned the work and support Dame Eleanor does for the constituency and her constituents, merely that she cannot vote in the house on our behalf at this most divisive of times. I in no way question her integrity or service to the constituency.

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Eleanor Laing MP cannot represent Epping Forest if she is Speaker

As I am neither a member of, nor hold office, in any political party I resent his statement that I wrote this for political gain, but I suggest his response was!

  • Michael McGough

Wellfields, Loughton