For the record

MAY I correct your article about the late John P Butcher (January 10) in one particular? John announced he would stand down for the following reasons: he had served his constituency for 18 years; he was wise about his health, following serious heart surge

MAY I correct your article about the late John P Butcher (January 10) in one particular?

John announced he would stand down for the following reasons: he had served his constituency for 18 years; he was wise about his health, following serious heart surgery; and he wished to return to industry.

He did not stand down for electoral reasons.

Mrs KATHLEEN BUTCHER, Brampton Road, Huntingdon