Your correspondent, Mr Ray Pearson, is surely right about the forthcoming General Election (Election Gamble, News Views, April 27).

The election has been made necessary only because the Westminster parties were surprised by the result of last year’s EU referendum.

The election will either confirm the result or give an opportunity of overturning it.

The two biggest parties are quite unpredictable.

A large majority of Conservative MPs, including the Newark MP, were remainers.

Prime Minister Theresa May was herself a lukewarm remainer, but has now triggered the leave process. The gun has, however, yet to go off.She could change her mind again.

Labour had a stall in Newark market for remain.I don’t know what the Lib Dems will say in their manifesto, but historically they are the only reliably pro-EU party.

If you want the referendum result overturned, vote Lib Dem — I expect they will be glad of a few votes.

On the other hand, if you think this country should regain independence the only safe thing is to vote UKIP.

It would not be a wasted vote — last year the leave vote had a large majority here. — IAN ROBINSON, former Newark UKIP branch secretary, Lawrence Place, Newark.