SIMON Goddard (Letters, June 26) describes the observation that Maggie Throup is ‘curiously silent’ about the council’s sale of parkland as ‘mud slinging’. Surely it is important to expose inconsistencies in a parliamentary candidate’s record?
In law, silence denotes assent. We may therefore reasonably conclude that Mrs Throup supports the council’s controversial policy of appropriating parkland for development. That makes her exemplary record on the environment appear somewhat tarnished and the lady herself evasive and disingenuous.
Matters on the other side of the political fence are even less edifying. Mrs Lorely Burt voted against a referendum on the EU constitution, betraying a clear manifesto commitment to do so. Hardly a shining example of trustworthiness.
Solihull deserves better representation at Westminster than either of these two doubtful starters. How about Jim Ryan or Howard Allen standing as an independent?
JR Nurcombe, Marcliff Crescent, Shirley