Philip regularly writes for local publications including the Shropshire Star, Ludlow Advertiser and Bridgnorth Journal as well as a monthly piece for several parish magazines.
Following contact with a constituent recently raising the case of an elderly lady who had been left to wait on the pavement for an ambulance in Ludlow, I have been taking a closer look into both ambulance response times and the way in which we can better treat stroke and heart attacks before an ambulance is able to arrive.
South Shropshire is a great place to retire, as is well recognised. But over time this does create challenges, as the proportion of elderly people living here increases. Over 65s now make up 28.6% of our local population, compared to just 18% nationally. Remarkably, this has increased from 20.9% when I was first elected.