Martin Corben, Lennox Head
I have to agree with Cecil McGee’s criticism of The Echo (Letters, 3 March). Your paper can afford to be a lot more discerning about reporting Ben Franklin’s every utterance and appearance, it isn’t warranted.
Mr Franklin clearly signalled his intentions to become a local member at the last State election, and unperturbed by his resounding loss he continues to carry on in a manner that signals, to me, that he wishes to ‘buy’ the state seat by simply assuming the role. Just because he’s there to hand out OUR money to worthy groups should not guarantee this degree of coverage.