He has to face up to the fact

I'M SORRY to disappoint Mr Bell, but this office wasn't behind Audrey Du Feu's letter in last week's Mercury.

I'M SORRY to disappoint Mr Bell, but this office wasn't behind Audrey Du Feu's letter in last week's Mercury.

I'm sure it's tempting to write off any disagreement as a 'Tory Plot', but I'm afraid he has to face up to the fact that a great many local residents feel the same way as Ms Du Feu. They think it's bizarre that someone who wants to be our MP is criticising anyone who goes to London to represent them in Parliament. Perhaps Mr Bell doesn't understand the job he thinks he's ready for.

Equally, I'm surprised he doesn't feel that Conservative's plans to build more drugs rehabs in other parts of the UK wouldn't help to take the heat off Weston, so more addicts could be treated closer to home rather than all being sent to our town instead.

Of course, we've still got a long way to go in the war on drugs, but the number of rehabs in Weston - and the number of addicts in them - has dropped dramatically in the last five years and the previous week's Mercury carried stories of a hugely successful police anti-drugs campaign.


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I know Mr Bell desperately wants to be an MP, but he isn't going to impress anyone with this kind of behaviour.

STEPHEN WILLIAMS

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