Peter Ludbrook has written about his perplexed thoughts on Mr Steve Pound's silence regarding the cross party support re the third runway (the Gazette, December 26).

But more pertinently has he penned a letter to Steve Pound directly? Does he infer Mr Pound's silence as negative because, unlike Tony Blair, the Ealing North MP hasn't been on TV in the past week?

Don't worry Mr Ludbrook - the North Ealing dwellers will pipe up if they have to - save to say short of them (and me) marching down the southern perimeter road in the altogether with an anti-third runway placard.

The option we have is the pen in our hand, and moreover, I'd like to thank Mr Pound as an effervescent and helpful party member among others who some contributors have re-labelled as the old Labour pre-'79 chrysalis, before the Blair butterfly era.