LETTER: Charles and Diana: both committed to helping young people

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From Ms Liz Lynne, MP

Sir: I think it is unwise for royalty to be appearing to support a political party by sharing a platform with one of its representatives (report of the Princess of Wales's speech to the housing charity Centrepoint, 8 December). But it is strange that everyone thinks that the princess is supporting the Labour Party when, in fact, that party has no policy in restoring benefit rights to 16-18 year-olds, despite the absence of such benefit rights being a contributory factor in the cause of homelessness and insecurity among young people.

Yours sincerely,

Liz Lynne

MP for Rochdale (Lib Dem)

House of Commons

London, SW1

11 December

The writer is Liberal Democrat Social Security and Disability spokesperson.