Well done to five who paid for event

Hearty thanks to The People’s Assembly for organising the hustings at the Park Hotel on Monday.

Apparently five people had ‘put their hands in their pockets’ to pay for the event – a refreshing change from those always keen to put their hands in other people’s pockets to fund their pet projects.

It was heartwarming to see so many attend and show a keen interest in what the various parliamentary candidates had to say for themselves, so I sincerely hope that the collections at the doors enabled the five to recoup their investment and more.

Let us hope that the turnout at the polls reflects similar high levels of interest, especially for those candidates and parties with a bias towards what they too can give rather than what they can take.

Steve Milner

Whitley Bay