WITH regard to the letters from Mr Jones and Mr Wardell in The Press of July 22, I agree wholeheartedly that the debating time was squashed so that no time for dissenting voices was available.

But as a ditched/unwanted Labour councillor, I certainly did not vote in support of councillors Merrett and Alexander.

Cllr Brian W. J. E. Watson, Independent Guildhall ward councillor, City of York Council.