WITH the stepping down of Cllr Julie Gunnell, the most respected councillor in the ward, through my door I have been getting the party leaflets.

Personally, I think Julie will be a hard act to follow. Her caring attitude towards her constituents will take some beating. She also had a big following in the voluntary sector in Priory Street and in community where she lived.

I do appreciate her family life must come first and, reflecting back, she was one of the best.

In fact, when Cllr David Merrett was in office, they were indeed a good team and were successful at that time.

Keith Chapman, Custance Walk, York