I note Keith Garratt's questions (Letters, June 15). Once again, instead of engaging with the many positive suggestions from the RDRR, he tries to distract attention with a relatively trivial issue, in my view; the size and nature of our growing membership.

The pertinent facts are that, with a membership of about 250 at the 2016 election, our endorsed candidates attracted about 42,000 votes. The most recent count of equivalent memberships is 777. Our Facebook friends list hit the 5000 ceiling long ago.

Two key questions are how these numbers compare to other district political organisations and why.

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