I'm beginning to think that it's an urban myth that Cllr Richard Stay is a right wing Tory. Angered that Luton airport consultations did not extend to his patch he's been actively promoting his own meetings for residents that have been "well attended". On his blog he writes "An empty chair was placed at the front because the airport's owners had refused to attend. Very shabby behaviour." In the same circumstances I'd probably have done the same.