LETTER: Read up if you want to axe Victorian values

Back in the 1960s and 1970s, I was an enthusiastic member of Chesterfield Woodcraft Folk. 
On many occasions we used to meet up at the youth centre on Spring Bank Road with Woodcraft Folk from south Sheffield and made lasting friendships and, in my case, long-term relationships. 
My mother-in-law was a Woodcraft Folk leader from Sheffield who was actively building up a sizeable Labour Party membership on the large council estate where she lived and in transforming a Tory seat to a solid Labour seat. Win was election agent and continued as a mainstay of her local Labour Party until she left in 2003 over the Iraq war. She never joined another political party but continued to be interested in politics and was always full of praise for Jeremy Corbyn’s very thoughtful articles. So when he managed to get on the list of candidates for the Labour Party leadership, Win signed up as a Labour supporter in order to take part in the election. Unfortunately she has been told she is barred from voting with no reason given. Her view is that if any Labour Party member or supporter is undecided about who to vote for in the leadership election they should read Jeremy Corbyn’s policy statements on “The Economy in 2020”, “Protecting our Planet”, “Standing up for Good Business” and his statement on the arts. These, Win, at 90, myself at 63 and our younger relative as well, believe, are definitely the sort of policies which will appeal to voters who want a change from the Victorian values and economics of the present Conservative Government.

Gwyneth Francis

Hadfield, Glossop