AN open letter to MP Esther McVey: Much as I respect your deeply held views on the wisdom of a departure of the UK from the European Union, I wish to convey to you my alarm at the decision of the Prime Minister to ask Her Majesty the Queen to prorogue Parliament.

This drastic action I believe seriously compromises and undermines the upholding of Parliamentary sovereignty which lies at the foundations of our unwritten constitution. I believe it is your solemn duty to defend the same in the interests of the values and principles of representative democracy and failure to do so would be a dereliction of your duty to your constituents.

Paul Thomson, Mobberley