Don't let them get you down

Sir – Grant Shapps MP seems, in your letter columns, to be getting more than his fair share of criticism from (as best I can judge) all sides of the old political divide. Perhaps his detractors fail to perceive that Grant is a politician who is willing

Sir - Grant Shapps MP seems, in your letter columns, to be getting more than his fair share of criticism from (as best I can judge) all sides of the old political divide. Perhaps his detractors fail to perceive that Grant is a politician who is willing to break away from well worn cliches and make alliances to solve problems.

If, as he seems so sure, his party forms the next government, we will all be watching to see what he does about one of the most intractable of local issues - house building!

In the meantime, since he is getting blasted from both sides, he's probably doing something right so don't let them get you down Grant!

Adrian Toole, Sweet Briar, WGC.