RE P Ainsley’s caustic comments about our local politician-celebrity, Durham County Council chairman Brian Myers (HAS, Jan 28), and the tremendous amount of time and effort he gives to his various causes.

I, for one, would find it impossible to volunteer so much time to fulfil all the engagements Councillor Myers freely gives.

Rather than denigrate Coun Myers’ motives Mr Ainsley should reassess his line of thought as he may look a bit silly when this fellow villager of ours finally receives the crowning accolade to his career – which I have no doubt will be a knighthood.

JA Cunningham, Willington, Crook, Co Durham.