RICHARD Hillary writes that it is a terrible shame that Siobhan Ballie, the Conservative Parliamentary candidate for Stroud, has had to suspend her Twitter account, writes Hereward Corbett.

I would agree totally with him - if this was the case.

As someone who maintains a very keen interest in local politics, I check all the local political Tweeters at least once a day, and generally far more.

To the best of my knowledge, Siobhan has not felt the need to suspend her account at all since she became interested in the Stroud area last year.

I am sure that she will be writing to you herself to correct the misunderstanding that seems to have occurred on this, but thought that I would get in touch should it slip her mind.

Hereward Corbett

Chalford Hill