Elderly and Vulnerable now Suffering from NHS Cuts

Mark Garnier, Conservative Parliamentary Spokesman for Wyre Forest expressed concern over a recent new report from the NHS Confederation and the Local Government Association warning that local councils are now having to cut social care as a direct result of the impact of NHS deficits.

Police Mergers Shelved

Campaigning Conservatives have chalked up yet another success. As a result of continued pressure from Conservatives, the Government has finally agreed to shelve plans to re-organise police forces.

Conservative leader of the House of Lords Visits Wyre Forest

The Right Honourable Lord Strathclyde, Conservative Leader of the Opposition in the House of Lords, was a recent visitor to Wyre Forest. As part of a regional tour, Thomas Strathclyde was a guest of the Wyre Forest Conservative Association for lunch at Brockencote Hall, Chaddesley Corbett.

Citizens’ Advice Bureau AGM

Wyre Forest Citizens’ Advice Bureau held its AGM at the Greatfield Road Evangelical Church in Kidderminster. The CAB is the first line of advice for people who need help with a wide range of issues and problems. Not surprisingly, with the current state of the economy, financial problems are at the fore.

Latest Government Figures Confirm NHS Crises

Mark Garnier, Conservative parliamentary Spokesman for Wyre Forest today expressed concern at new figures published this week showing worsening NHS deficits across the country. Inconsistent and poorly-planned Government policies have forced NHS trusts to a total of £1.3 billion into the red.

Latest NHS Reorganisation goes ahead despite resistance

Conservative Parliamentary Spokesman for Wyre Forest Mark Garnier has raised concerns over the Governments latest round of health reorganisations. Whilst he sees that the reorganisation of the primary care trust in Worcestershire is more of an administration change, and almost certainly won't affect services, Mark Garnier raises serious doubts about the changes to the Ambulance Trust.

Conservative Front Bench Team Step in to Help Local Charity

Alan Duncan MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, stepped in to help Kidderminster's Network (Worcestershire), and similar organisations from around the country, from impending financial problems - problems brought about by poor Government planning.

Wyre Forest Conservatives Deliver Police Petition - Over 2,500 Local Residents Tell Home Secretary “Don’t meddle with our Police Force”

A petition from 2,500 local Wyre Forest residents was delivered to Parliament yesterday by local activists Stephen Clee and Mark Garnier. The petition called for Home Secretary Charles Clarke MP to cancel his hugely unpopular proposed merger of West Mercia Police into a local West Midlands super-force.  Under the proposals, West Mercia Police - one of the best police forces in the country - is to be amalgamated under the 'regionalisation' scheme that will see the 47 current police forces reduced to just 12.