View from Westminster 20th May 2016

There are huge numbers of claims and counter claims being made in the current, important, EU membership debate. I can see just how confusing the whole thing is becoming. As a member of the Treasury Select Committee, we are spending a huge amount of time analysing this! So I thought it might be helpful to explain one or two of the myths over the next few weeks. The first is to look at the economic forecasts that are being put forward.

Unemployment back at record low in Wyre Forest

 Figures released today by the Office for National Statistics show that the total number of unemployed claimants in Wyre Forest, during April 2016, was 693. This represents a rate of 1.5% of the economically active population and is a record low.

Comberton Hill Bridge Makeover

Visitors travelling on foot, by train or by car at the Eastern Gateway area of Kidderminster will see a smart newly painted bridge as they arrive in town.

View from Westminster 13th May 2016

American elections have always captured our attention. With their expensive TV advertisements, enormous rallies and ferocious debates, the process is certainly unique.