19 DECEMBER 1981, Page 26

Wafer-thin Williams

Sir: I share Mr Waugh's distrust of the winsome (and, fair's fair, lose some) Shirley Williams (5 December), but unlike him regard, with enthusiasm, the decision of the voters of Crosby to elect her. She is now the elected MP for what must be, at best, a highly marginal seat with what Mr Waugh would doubtless describe as a wafer-thin majority. The merest swing back to the Conservatives in the next election will boot her back into the oblivion she deserves; her Waterloo from which not even the thin red wine will save her.

James Teacher

Hadlow Place, Kent