I have written to Stephen Doughty MP and Vaughan Gething MS as follows.

I am one of your constituents and a Labour Party member. I moved to Penarth from Cobham, Surrey, just before Christmas.

In Cobham I was the general manager and trustee of Cobham Area Foodbank. An important tool in our fundraising was Ken Loach’s powerful and moving film ‘I, Daniel Blake’, which as you will know, shows accurately how food banks and their clients operate.

We also used Ken Loach’s film to badger our local Jobcentre to treat benefit claimants more humanely. The DWP managers were unaware of ‘I, Daniel Blake’, and took on board our suggestion that it should become part of Jobcentre staff training.

Loach is a socialist, whose views represent the best of what Labour stands for. So I am very concerned to read in the ‘Guardian’ that he has been ‘expelled’ from our Party. I feel that this is wrong and should be rectified as soon as possible.

Could you please take note of my view and let me know if you are willing to represent it in the higher echelons of our Party?

In solidarity, yours

Hugh D. Bryant