My cat Julie was ‘feline’ that our constituency Hendon was critical as Matthew Offord only won by a whisker at the 2010 election.

So Julie did not ‘paws’ for a moment before following me all the way to the polling station.

She considered voting herself, but could not find the ‘purrfect’ candidate as none of them had more tuna in their manifesto.

Therefore, she decided to abstain and then followed me back home.

She offers her condolences to Andrew Dismore, who hoped to claw back his constituency, but had to tail behind Matthew.

Jim Brightwell

Cloister Gardens, Edgware