SO Frank Field has gone.

I believe it is going to be a great loss to all of us in Birkenhead.

I have never met him, but I believe him to have been an effective and accessible friend of the town.

Ever an opposition back-bencher his opinion was listened to by the wicked Tory Government.

Now, his voice has been silenced.

I know nothing about his succession, but I hope that he will, in time, become another good friend to the borough.

Let us hope so. We need our voice to be heard in Westminster.

Peter Vincent, Oxton