SIR - Cllr Hinchcliffe continually asserts that Bradford is the youngest city in the UK, regardless of whether this should be considered advantageous. Some basic research suggests she is being somewhat economical with the truth - consider this.

The UK's youngest cities. The UK city with the youngest population is Slough, with an average age of 33.9 and only one in 10 people aged 65 and over. It is followed by Oxford (34.4) and Luton (35.1). The average age in London, the sixth youngest city, is 36.5 - source BBC.

In an attempt to second guess our inspirational leader, does she mean that Bradford simply has MORE young people? And if she does, may I remind her of the old adage, quality not quantity because our educational performance nationally is far from inspiring.

Perhaps you might elicit a response as she seems above responding to mere minions like me?

Steve Wilson, Lenton Villas, Bradford