I HAVE been thoroughly disappointed in recent weeks by the behaviour of the Tory-led council towards our elected representatives, Alan and Ann Keen. I find it hard to see why, aside from any political motives, the council seems to possess such a vendetta against the two MPs.

It is clear the council's move to threaten the Keens with repossession of a home they have lived in for over 20 years was nothing other than politically driven.

How many other homes across the borough lie empty with no action taken by the council? Several hundred I'd imagine. Not only does the council take no action against the owners of these properties, I can guarantee that if, when they do, they will not leak a private and confidential letter to the press before the owners have any time to take any action. Whatever the motives behind the council's move, this step was, indeed, the lowest of the low in terms of political points scoring.

The Keens deserve to be treated at least as well as every other resident of our borough. These two hard-working and thoroughly decent people care deeply about their constituents and their local area and work tirelessly in representing them.

Contrary to reports that I have read in recent weeks, both MPs still hold regular advice surgeries and continue to make representations on behalf of each and every one of their constituents who come to them for assistance.

Finally, another thing I want to take issue with is the reports I have read on the squatters who sadly occupied the Keen's family home. I was continually angered by reports that the squatters had the support of the local residents. As one of those residents, I would like to set the record straight. Amongst the local residents I know, the squatters had very little support. As your poll showed (Chronicle, June 26) it is the Keens who continue to enjoy the support of the majority of local residents.