IN the Daily Echo of January 4, there were two worrying articles. First, the idea that the Waterside, which is now New Forest East, should be used as a container dock.

The New Forest is meant to be protected and must act as a rural area between Southampton and Christchurch/Bournemouth.

We local people must make sure that no Conservative or Labour Government tries to alter the constituency boundaries again.

Secondly your plan showing Southampton housing extending into the New Forest.

I believe the European Union will not back such a scheme and that is once again a good reason why the New Forest needs Liberal Democrat MPs.

We cannot trust the Conservative or Labour parties.