A week into the general election campaign and we await the first real promise - however much of a pinch of salt it should be taken with - to be made about what the automotive industry can expect from a new government after the election on 4 July.

My stalking of Google News headlines hasn’t turned up anything more than a Liberal Democrat candidate being “incensed” by an “electioneering” pledge from the Conservative-run Kent County Council for a ‘Pothole Blitz’ over the summer.