Sir: I write with reference to the letter from Bob Russell, MP for Colchester (25 August). I am the 20th person since 1979, from either the Conservative or Labour benches, to serve both as an MP and an MEP for a short transitional period. I am committed to providing the strongest representation for both constituencies.
Mr Russell also holds two elected posts. Would he now consider resigning as a Liberal Democrat councillor for Colchester Borough?
ANNE McINTOSH MP MEP
(MP for Vale of York, MEP for Essex N and Suffolk S, C)