FURTHER to article “Praise for councillor as he decides to quit” (Echo, April 20).

The report stresses the many people acknowledging Councillor Tony Richmond’s contribution to local politics as a Darlington Conservative councillor.

The years that I worked alongside Tony in the pre-Tees Valley days he was the perfect person at his job, very professional and diplomatic.

People like Tony leaving local politics will be sadly missed.

George Dunning, Ormesby