SIR - Councillor Mike Pollard (Conservative, Baildon) makes a telling point about the cost of Children's Services in Bradford (T&A, February 12).

In typical fashion, of course, Labour Council leader Susan Hinchcliffe simply dismisses it as "clutching at straws".

It's amazing how she appears to take no responsibility for anything under her watch despite so many problematic issues in recent times.

She is obviously intent on clinging on to her post whatever the circumstances. Just what has Bradford done to deserve such poor quality leadership?

Bob Watson, Springfield Road, Baildon