Regional Representatives not interested in UA


A few weeks ago, following the announcement that the British government has allowed the Shropshire Unitary Authority to go ahead despite an overwhelming majority rejecting it in three referenda, we wrote to the West Midlands Tory MEP’s group and the West Midlands regional minister, Liam Byrne MP.

We asked the Tory MEP’s group what they were planning to do to protect the interests of their “regional constituents” in Shropshire who were having a Unitary Authority imposed on them against their will and to bring the Conservative-controlled Shropshire County Council into line as the regionalisation of the county is against Tory policy.

The Tory MEP’s group said … nothing – they didn’t even bother to reply to the email and wouldn’t discuss it over the phone.

We asked Liam Byrne MP what he would be doing to protect the interests of his “regional constituents” in Shropshire, Liam Byrne said … nothing – he didn’t bother to reply to the email and his office wouldn’t discuss it over the phone either.

Luckily for the people of Shropshire, the Conservative Shropshire MP’s are still fighting to protect the interests of their constituents.

Update:
Someone from the Tory MEP’s group called this morning to say that the email address on their website is wrong and the original may have fallen foul of their spam filters. Liam Byrne’s office is still silent …