YOU published a letter from Cllr Stuart Kelly on Wednesday, May 21, which was very critical of me.

Your decision to publish the day before the local elections in which I was a candidate, without giving me the opportunity to respond was, I believe, very unfair and shoddy journalism.

I had, in fact, sent two very detailed emails on the issues Cllr Kelly had previously raised with me – my last email to him was dated April 22 – over four weeks beforehand. I received no response at all from Cllr Kelly to any of my detailed points.

I am therefore driven to conclude that his decision to write to you last week, and your decision to publish, with no reference to me, was influenced more by political considerations than a genuine desire to resolve any issues.

Brian Kenny, Formerly councillor for Birkenhead and Tranmere and cabinet memb