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View from Westminster 29th May 2015

It takes two or three weeks for the new parliament to get properly underway and this week we have the Queen's Speech, the Parliamentary set-piece that sets the legislative agenda for the coming year.

Rural Crime Survey : Call for Participants

The largest ever survey into crime in rural areas has been launched in England, Wales and Northern Ireland to investigate the true impact of offences on countryside communities.

Free Retirement Roadshow Returns

The 55+ and Retirement Roadshow is coming back to Kidderminster Town Hall on June 13th from 9-30am until 3-30pm. The Roadshow brings together a wide range of local advisors and experts on retirement finance, ageing and health to give free consultations to older residents. It is aimed at people over fifty five and carers of older people but as a drop-in it is open to everyone. Tesco will be giving out tea and biscuits.

New record low for Wyre Forest unemployment

Figures released today by the Office for National Statistics show that the number of Jobseeker's Allowance claimants in Wyre Forest in February was 851, which represents a rate of 1.8% of the economically active population. This is the lowest level in Wyre Forest since records began in 1971 and beats the constituency record set last month.

Mark Garnier MP "eternally grateful" to voters upon re-election

Mark Garnier said, "With the results now in, I wanted to say a huge thank you to everyone who supported our Conservative campaign here in Wyre Forest - our activists, our councillors, our tellers on the polling stations, and to everyone not normally involved in politics who have been a huge support to both me and my team locally.

Fairer fuel prices for Wyre Forest

Mark Garnier has worked hard to get fuel companies to stop charging rural premiums at the pumps. Here he talks about his Parliamentary action ,as an MP, to combat this.