SIR – It’s a great shame that Cllr Tucker is using the Halifax Quality of Life Survey as an opportunity for political point scoring (Survey breeds complacency, April 9).

He could not be more wrong or inaccurate.

As Leader of [of Wychavon District Council] I recognised the disparity between the Social Mobility Index and the Halifax Quality of Life Survey more than a year ago and have been widely quoted publicly expressing our shock and concern.

 This is why last year we started a pilot project to improve aspirations and life chances in one part of the district and why it has been a promise for the past two years.

Next month we will be running the district’s first social mobility summit looking, with partners, for practical long-term solutions to the district’s social mobility challenges, which we are deeply committed to tackling.

Cllr Tucker is well aware of this and that we have allocated substantial initial funding and resource to this issue. All of this information is freely and openly available and we have promised additional resource should it be required.

Cllr Linda Robinson

Leader, Wychavon District Council