Neil Parish to campaign to keep Axminster hospital open

Now, where is the same sort of letter from Hugo Swire about Ottery? Not just the anodyne phrases he has trotted out so far – some real fighting words.

He will say that, as a Minister, he cannot bring this up in Parliament. So why did people choose to vote for him?

Imagine what an Independent MP could have done, free from party shackles – including joining forces with Neil Parish to double exposure of the situation in Parliament.

It is all up to former parliamentary candidate and current DCC councillor Claire Wright now – and a great job she is doing.