I READ and agreed with much that John Gilmore wrote (HAS, May 15) until he suggested that Jeremy Corbyn would have dealt with the Covid situation more quickly and locked down more quickly than Boris Johnson.

I am not really politically motivated but after voting for Labour in every election in the past 50 years, I very nearly voted for the Conservatives last time, but I did vote for Jenny Chapman in the end as I thought she had done a good job for Darlington.

However, I don’t believe for one moment that Jeremy and bumbling Diane Abbott would have been any better and obviously the majority of voters thought the same and I dread to think how they would have managed this awful situation.

Ken Walker, Darlington