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.