The crappy weather this year has taken its toll on the Elise, started about 2 weeks ago when the car was refusing to start. Just getting a single click from the starter motor, seemed fine after a jumpstart for a few days then the same happened when jumping.
Called the AA out and it turned out my starter motor had given up the ghost. Luckily the parts and labour cover paid for itself again. New starter motor fitted by a local garage and all is well again