However, I should also add in fairness, that in my five years of working with Brian on the council’s Health and Adult Care Scrutiny Committee, that he has been a huge support to me, that he did his best to represent people’s views and in many instances, was my only ally when I was making proposals in the public interest, mostly on trying to prevent the loss of community hospital beds and other health services.

I also hope that the recommendations from the standards committee mean that anyone else at Devon County Council who has experienced this kind of unacceptable behaviour will have the confidence to report it and that it will be dealt with appropriately.

The piece will be broadcast on tonight’s programme, BBC1 at 6.30pm.

Here’s the Devon Live story – https://www.devonlive.com/news/devon-news/brian-greenslade-live-devon-harrassment-1750760