Letters: Brian Bylis, July 8, 2016

Elizabeth Truss, Environment Secretary at Hospital Farm, Haselbech, examining grain produced for Weetabix.
21st January, 2016, Photo by John Watts-Robertson for WEETABIX. NNL-160122-141904005
Elizabeth Truss, Environment Secretary at Hospital Farm, Haselbech, examining grain produced for Weetabix. 21st January, 2016, Photo by John Watts-Robertson for WEETABIX. NNL-160122-141904005
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I read with interest, the letter from SP Mackinder asking if our local MP Liz Truss will offer to resign, now we rightly decided to withdraw from the EU.

About 18 months ago, my wife and I were receiving just £166.09p per week to live on and so I contacted Ms Truss and asked why our pension is so low, having worked most of my working life, having to take early retirement due to a health matter. After some weeks, I eventually received a reply from Ms Truss claiming that she could live on the amount paid us, so in some frustration at her lifestyle, I challenged her through one of the daily papers to prove it for at least six months. No response to that.

The next I knew, she was abroad on a trade mission, but it was the taxpayers who paid her fare and other expenses. It costs her nothing to travel by rail to/from Westminster, or anywhere else for that matter, as MPs get warrants to pay the fares. To this day, Ms Truss has never tried to prove to me, or the rest of the electorate that she can live on just £166.09p per week, nor do I expect her to even try.

Brian Baylis, Wimbotsham