I AM dismayed at the tenor of some of the letters to The Press decrying the abilities of Miss Anne McIntosh as MP for the Malton/Thirsk area.

My letter is factual and I can only speak as I have always found her. She has always responded rapidly to any communication I have sent her and the extensive contacts she has have proved helpful.

Some of your letters refer to the number of people who have resigned from the local Conservative Party, suggesting Anne was the cause.

My ceasing to contribute to the cause was the introduction by the Prime Minister of items that were not in any manifesto and were fundamentally wrong in my opinion.

I suspect that this was behind much of the discontent. It is time the local party got its act together.

N L Wright, Carlton Husthwaite, Thirsk.