SIR - Cllr Hinchcliffe was interviewed on the Today programme on R4 on October 29. At the end of the interview the listening nation will have formed no better opinion our city.

As an exercise in self-promotion it was shameless, but the fact is that she carries no authority amongst those she relies upon for votes nor respect from those would never vote for her. Contrast too the visibility of our expensive CEO, Kersten England, to that of Tom Riordan, CEO of Leeds.

Our city is rudderless.

Steve Wilson, Lenton Villas, Bradford