I WOULD like to say to Michael Hawkins not to give up hope for a reply from his MP, Laura Pidcock (HAS, Aug 2) to the letter that he wrote asking for “none of the above” to be put on the voting slip.

I wrote to Esther McVey at the Department of Work and Pensions in March and am still waiting for a reply from her or her department.

Audrey Marshall, Durham.