IN THE Echo on Saturday April 9, you have a photograph of both Cllr Simon Letts, the leader of Southampton City Council and that of MP Royston Smith cutting the ribbon at Peartree Green.

Both are well paid politicians and yet neither could be bothered to put on a suit or wear a tie!

Before anyone suggests that I ought to stand again, in any elections, I am now too old for a new career and have health issues.

Richard Grant