SIR - I'm surprised Alan Chapman (T&A letters, April 21) did not do a one click internet search before he penned his letter accusing the 'Left' of supporting immigration to accrue votes.

The website says only UK and some Commonwealth nationals can vote in UK elections, which excludes desperate asylum seekers, who, nearly exclusively, are fleeing other countries.

But then perhaps he did know and was following the Boris strategy, not allowing the facts to get in the way of the story.

Bob Cannell, Heaton Grove, Bradford