Local councillors of all flavours — Liberal, Labor and Independent — have described trying to work with the member for Frankston as impossible. Local Labor councillor Steve Thoms is at his wit’s end trying to do the Frankston MP’s job of looking after people badly affected by the state government’s bungled project. Independent councillor and protective services officer Kris Bolam has also expressed his frustration about the MP’s refusal to work with council and to help the Frankston community. Council has worked hard to come up with a helpful but costly package for the dozens of businesses that have been so badly damaged by the Andrews government’s bungled project. It is already too late for many Frankston traders driven out of business by the state government’s failures — Fomosa Flowers, Don’s Custom Leathergoods and the iconic Young Street Newsagency that had been in business for over 50 years. The room full of angry residents and traders agreed that the letter must be written to try and get their MP to finally turn up.