NOW that the skeleton discovered beneath a Leicester car park has been identified as that of Richard III, I earnestly hope he will he formally reburied in York Minster.

I wrote to the Dean and Chapter about this when the bones were uncovered and I will be writing again pressing for his interment in York, which is where I believe he should be buried.

He was the last Yorkist king and I think it is only right that he should be interred in the city.

As a keen member of the Richard III Society, I have a particular interest in this subject. His memory has been maligned for far too long and he should be laid to rest in peace in York.

Godfrey Bloom MEP, UKIP MEP for Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire.