He never left his old stamping ground

THE Labour Party candidate for Luddendenfoot is obviously not in touch with the local scene (Courier, February 16, “Looking to the land to save the NHS”).

If he were, he would know that David Shutt does not need to “return to his old political stomping ground”, he has never left it.

He still lives in the same house in Greetland, is frequently to be seen in the area, living his normal life, although his working days are in London, rather than Halifax.

I can assume Simon Young that David is well in touch with the local health professionals. Not just in the ivory towers of the London teaching hospitals but from the grassroots of Calderdale where there are so many people who have cause to be grateful to him for the help he has given in many ways.

Simon Young must bear in mind that he cannot exalt himself by humiliating others, especially someone who has been such a steadfast worker for so long.

Of course, he now has the title Lord Shutt of Greetland and well is it deserved. But to the people whom he has represented he is still simply ‘David’.

Margaret Heys

Bar Lane

Sowerby Bridge