Dear Mr Pursglove
You must be pleased that our constituency of Corby, the East Midlands, England, and the UK all voted for a Brexit. Personally, I was gutted by the result. I read your Westminster newsletter with interest and I must commend you on the way that you wrote about the result; very calm, very measured and not gloating at all. Well done, and I wish more politicians behaved as well as you did.
I see you are supporting Andrea Leadsom in your party’s leadership contest. It’s not my party but your choice will be my Prime Minister – giving you any comment or advice on this matter would be as pointless as asking you for advice as to how I might vote if Labour gets around to having a leadership contest. Crikey!
But I thought I would inform you that my e-petition calling for the government to ban driven grouse shooting has passed 53,000 signatures and is heading, perhaps, for a Westminster Hall debate when it reaches 100,000 signatures. And you might be interested to learn that Corby has recently passed 100 signatures making it above-average in the strength of feeling on this issue. I don’t know how you feel about that (and there is no need at all for you to reply to this letter to tell me).
When I have recovered from the shock of the Brexit vote then I might write to you again asking how you would see agricultural payments being made once we are out of the EU. It is quite a tricky question – but I’ll ask it at a later date.
So, for now, with best wishes and