John Harris’s excellent article (The Conservatives are now the party of England. Changing that will be hard, 14 March) unfortunately mapped out our political future for the coming years. The Conservative party is dominant because since winning the 2010 general election, it has faced no real credible opposition. You only have to look at the inept politicians who have served in the cabinet over the past 10 years, Chris Grayling chief among them, and still Labour couldn’t convince the public to vote for it.
Infighting in the Labour party has played into the Tories’ hands. And, backed up by their rightwing media friends and benefactors, they have brilliantly delivered their message to their core voters, while at the same time gathering up disenfranchised Labour voters with untruths based on the benefits of Brexit.
Lewes, East Sussex
• There is no mystery about why the Tories are still riding high, despite all their failures. In the Bernwood ward of Buckinghamshire council, where the Conservatives are said to have held power for over a century, three Tories are opposed by three Labour, three Green and three Liberal Democrat candidates. Until the anti-Tory forces in England, can collaborate – perhaps by each standing in one-third of areas – the Tories will always win.
• Please, John Harris, spread the word that Conservative dominance is inevitable without electoral reform.
Guisborough, North Yorkshire