Just goes to show sometimes there are easy fixes.....

Front power socket has never worked, checked fuses, cleaned the socket out all with no avail.

Then, after removing the gearstick cover I make a discovery......

A loose plug kicking about....that looks remarkably like one that should fit in the bottom of the power socket!

10 minutes of fiddling and a working power socket .

First time since I've had the car it's worked!