Government Announce Changes to West Mercia Police

The Government has today announced plans that West Mercia Police is to form part of the new West Midlands Police Force under unpopular changes. This is the first merger to be announced and will form the second biggest police force in the country after the Metropolitan in London.

David Cameron Succeeds Michael Howard as Conservative Party Leader

Mark Garnier, recently re-selected as the Conservative Parliamentary Candidate for Wyre Forest, today welcomed the outcome of the Conservative Party leadership ballot. Members of the wider Conservative Party have voted by more than two to one in favour of 39 year old David Cameron MP to lead the party into the next general election.

Worcestershire to Suffer Further Health Cuts

Twisting the knife yet further into the wounds of Worcestershire's health service, the Worcestershire Acute Hospital's Trust (WAHT) has published its urgent finance and service review, designed to tackle the alarming £20m annual deficit. The paper, produced by consultants Finnamore Management Consultants, looks at various cost savings, but residents in Worcestershire - and particularly Redditch - will see the proposals as nothing more than cuts in service.

Growing concerns over alcohol-fuelled yob behaviour

Mark Garnier, Conservative Parliamentary Spokesman for Wyre Forest, today pointed to a new research report published by the Government which highlights the links between violent crime and binge drinking. The study reveals that binge drinkers are responsible for over half of all recorded crime, with young adult male binge drinkers having the highest rates of offending.

European Constitution: “Non” from the French; “Nee” from the Dutch

In the most traumatic week for the EU, two member states have asked their citizens what they think of the EU Constitution and both have said "NO!" Now we are waiting for Tony Blair to honour his promise to hold a referendum in Britain to allow our citizens their chance to voice their opinions on Europe.

Wyre Forest Conservative Association Appoint Mark Garnier as Parliamentary Spokesman

Mark Garnier, the Conservative Parliamentary candidate at the recent general election, has been appointed Parliamentary Spokesman for the Wyre Forest Conservative Association. After the impressive result for Conservatives in Wyre Forest on May 5th, in which local Conservatives achieved the largest Conservative swing in the country (13.9%), it was decided that the good work must continue.