That reply in full then....
Dear Mr Wood
Thank you for your open letter of 1 May.
As you state you do not wish to be drawn into any bitter wrangling, I am pleased to inform you that none exists between my party and myself.
There is a genuine difference of opinion between my party and an absentee Councillor, and if your public statements are to be believed you support the same position as the Liberal Democrats.
You will, of course, have taken legal advice before sharing your allegation with anyone that my name appears on a particular lease, not least because such a document is a commercial contract between two parties neither of whom are at liberty to share its contents with a third party without the permission of either. I am satisfied that no such disclosure has taken place because had it done so you would not now be alleging that my name appears on it. I would therefore strongly advise you to withdraw this allegation immediately.
All of the other questions you ask were answered in the article you refer too and I have nothing to add to the answers I gave.
The key issue is indeed one of trust and I am still waiting for an apology following your assertion on the doorstep at the last General Election that I and my family moved to Torbay from Manchester, when I was in fact born in Paignton and have lived in the constituency for most of my life. A person's origins should not be a barrier to election, but those who believe it does count against them should not bear false witness in order to overcome the truth. Your failings in this not only call into question your personal integrity but have undermined your electability as someone seeking public office, whether in Torbay or elsewhere in the future.
Adrian Sanders MP