Thank you Sir Oliver Letwin for your service to West Dorset over the past 23 years.

You have served our community with hard work, professionalism and huge dedication.

You could have just retired quietly.

You didn’t have to take a stand against a no-deal Brexit - but you did - and people of all political persuasions across the country should be thankful.

Your efforts helped save Britain from the economic suicide of crashing out of the EU and the tens of thousands of job losses that no deal would have caused.

You deserve huge respect and all our thanks.

Alastair Nisbet

Mellstock Avenue,