He has been the constituency’s MP since 1997.
The Lib Dems have thrown £1m of taxpayer money, around 20 per cent of the Council Tax receipts, at new hobby projects, with no defined benefits for the coming year.
You have to start early earning trust with openness, honesty and a lot of work on both sides.
Two-tier arrangements confuse the public – radical reform is the answer to the financial pressures.
Six years of compromise decision making under no overall control have come to an end.