I can assure you that the council and police have worked together across the borough for a long time, without needing any MP to suggest it to us. Indeed, the council police partnership was formalised long before there was a statutory duty for partnership working. Indeed, one of the disappointments of having a government minister in the borough is that, to date, he has never responded to any letters I have sent him asking for support on a number (non-political) community safety issues.

On your second point, I’m not sure what point you are trying to say, as you know I am limited in my response on the allegation you make but Jane Ellison widely distributed a leaflet opposing the planning application, exactly the same as Martin Linton. Has Martin Linton been offering some of his publicly funded staff to assist with your campaign?